Prevalence of lyme meningitis in children with aseptic meningitis in a lyme disease-endemic region

Aris C. Garro, Maia S. Rutman, Kari Simonsen, Jenifer L. Jaeger, Kimberle Chapin, Gregory Lockhart

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Abstract

This study determined the prevalence of Lyme meningitis in children with undifferentiated aseptic meningitis from April to December in a Lyme disease-endemic region. Of the 60 children, 8 were seropositive (prevalence 13.3%; 95% confidence interval: 6.3-25.1%), with another probable case having high cerebrospinal fluid antibody titers. Clinicians in endemic regions should evaluate children with undifferentiated aseptic meningitis for Lyme meningitis in appropriate seasons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)990-992
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume30
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2011

Keywords

  • Lyme disease
  • aseptic meningitis
  • prevalence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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