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Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 7218906, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/7218906
Case Report

Lyme Disease Presenting with Multiple Cranial Nerve Deficits: Report of a Case

St. Luke’s University Hospital, 801 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA

Received 23 May 2016; Revised 30 July 2016; Accepted 1 August 2016

Academic Editor: Oludayo A. Sowande

Copyright © 2016 Abhishek Chaturvedi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Lyme disease is a tick-transmitted multisystem inflammatory disease caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. With more than 25,000 CDC reported cases annually, it has become the most common vector-borne disease in the United States. We report a case of 38-year-old man with Lyme disease presenting with simultaneous palsy of 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, and 10th cranial nerves.