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Bannwarth's syndrome

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Lymphocytic meningoradiculitis probably due to infection by Borrelia burgdorferi, the cause of Lyme disease. It is an illness characterized by intense pain, mostly in the lumbar and cervical regions, and radiating to the extremities; migrating sensory and motor disorders of the peripheral nerves, peripheral radiculopathies, and cerebrospinal fluid abnormalities in the form of lymphocytic pleocytosis indicating blood-brain barrier damage. The symptoms may include facial paralysis, abducens palsy, anorexia, tiredness, headache, diplopia, paraesthesias, erythema migrans, and other disorders.


  • Ch. Garin, A. Bujadoux:
    Paralysie par les Tiques. Journal de médecine de Lyon, 1922, 71: 765-767.
  • A. Bannwarth:
    Chronische lymphocytäre Meningitis, entzündliche Polyneuritis und "Rheumatismus". Ein beitrag zum Problem "Allergie und Nervensystem".
    Archiv für Psychiatrie und Nervenkrankheiten, Berlin, 1941, 113: 284-376. Zur Klinik und Pathogenese der "chronischen lymphocytären Meningitis".
    Archiv für Psychiatrie und Nervenkrankheiten, Berlin, 1944, 117: 161-185, 682-716.
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