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Serum and cerebrospinal fluid examinations in the diagnosis of Borrelia infection in Bell's palsy

Serum and cerebrospinal fluid examinations in the diagnosis of Borrelia infection in Bell's palsy

Acta Oto-Laryngologica 110(5-6): 421-426

Seventy-two consecutive patients with Bell's palsy were investigated in Sweden for evidence of tick-borne Borrelia infection and to compare the merits of serum and cerebrospinal fluid examinations in the diagnosis of Borrelia infection. Serum was taken in the acute and convalescent stages from 72 patients, and cerebrospinal fluid was obtained from 35 of these. An ELISA was used to analyse serum and cerebrospinal fluid samples for IgG and IgM antibodies against the Borrelia spirochaete.

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DOI: 10.3109/00016489009122569

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