Acute Transverse Myelitis in a Child With Lyme Disease and a Review of Literature

Erol I., Kilicarslan B., Saygi S., Demir S., Alehan F.

PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY, vol.48, no.4, pp.325-328, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2012.12.001
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.325-328


Acute transverse myelitis is a rare Borellia burgdorferi related neurologic complication in childhood. We present a 12-year-old girl who was diagnosed with acute transverse myelitis associated with a borreliosis infection. We also review clinical features in all five cases of Borellia burgdorferi related transverse myelitis in children. We describe here the sixth child with borreliosis-related transverse myelitis. (C) 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.