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Pattern of Lyme arthritis in Europe: report of 14 cases.
  1. J P Huaux,
  2. G Bigaignon,
  3. S Stadtsbaeder,
  4. P F Zangerlé,
  5. C Nagant de Deuxchaisnes
  1. Department of Rheumatology, St-Luc University Hospital, Louvain University in Brussels, Belgium.


    Fourteen cases of Lyme arthritis are reported. The most frequent picture was that of oligoarthritis appearing in that part of the leg where the cutaneous or neurological complications, or both, of Lyme disease had developed before the arthritis. In most cases recovery followed a single 10 day course of intravenous (IV) penicillin therapy. Arthritis was the presenting feature of Lyme disease in three cases.

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