Lyme Borreliosis with Opthalmologic Presentation

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Lyme disease is a tick-borne multisystemic disease with multiple clinical presentations including rheumatological conditions. We present a 12 year old girl complaining of fever, arthralgia and redness in her eyes which was found to be the result of panuveitis. Borrelia antibodies were positive and she received 21-day treatment regimen with Ceftriaxon with resolution of all complaints at the end of treatment. Lyme disease classically occurs in three stages starting with erythema migrans, however atypical presentations skipping this stage and presenting with opthalmologic involvement in form of uveitis can be seen.

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A. Keser, R. Topaloglu, M. Orhan, Y. Bilginer, E. Baskin and Y. Akova, "Lyme Borreliosis with Opthalmologic Presentation," Open Journal of Rheumatology and Autoimmune Diseases, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 85-87. doi: 10.4236/ojra.2012.24016.

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