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Lyme & Pseudotumor cerebri



Can pseudotumor cerbri attributed to lyme disease occur with both negative serum (ELISA & Western Blot) & CSF serologies, & also no CSF pleocytosis or elevated protein?


I have not examined the patient in question, but I think it extremely unlikely. I would look for other causes. For up-to-date guidelines on the treatment of Lyme disease, go to the link below.

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Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Lyme Disease

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Response by:

Amy Beth Kressel, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati