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Lyme myositis references

Brtkova J, Jirickova P, Kapla J, Dedic K, Pliskova L. Borrelia arthritis and chronic myositis accompanied by typical chronic dermatitis. JBR-BTR. 2008;91(3):88-9. [PubMed]

Carvounis PE, Mehta AP, Geist CE. Orbital myositis associated with Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease) infection. Ophthalmology. 2004;111(5):1023-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2003.08.032. [PubMed]

Holak H, Holak N, Huzarska M, Holak S. Tick inoculation in an eyelid region: report on five cases with one complication of the orbital myositis associated with Lyme borreliosis. Klin Oczna. 2006;108(4-6):220-4. [PubMed]

Holmgren AR, Matteson EL. Lyme myositis. Arthritis Rheum. 2006;54(8):2697- 700. [PubMed]

Sauer A, Speeg-Schatz C, Hansmann Y. Two cases of orbital myositis as a rare feature of lyme borreliosis. Case Rep Infect Dis. 2011;2011:372470. doi: 10.1155/2011/372470. [PubMed]

Waton J, Pinault AL, Pouaha J, Truchetet F. [Lyme disease could mimic dermatomyositis]. [Article in French] Rev Med Interne. 2007 May;28(5):343-5. [PubMed


Some definitions of Terminology

✓  The secondary stage results from the dissemination of Borrelia during the early latent stage.

✓  The late stage is considered chronic if the duration is more than six months.

✓ ** (double red asterisks) indicates possibility of fatality from the condition 


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