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Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics:
doi: 10.1097/01.bpo.0000242430.91489.fd
Infection: Original Article

Lyme Disease Presenting as Popliteal Cyst in Children

Magee, Trevor H. MD*; Segal, Lee S. MD*†; Ostrov, Barbara MD‡; Groh, Brandt MD‡; Vanderhave, Kelly L. MD*

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Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in North America. Our review of the literature found few reports of Lyme disease presented in the orthopaedic literature. However, Lyme disease presenting as a popliteal cyst, with or without rupture, is rarely reported. We present 4 cases of Lyme disease that initially presented to our pediatric orthopaedic clinic for treatment of a popliteal cyst. The early diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease may help prevent the often-devastating long-term sequelae of Lyme disease. The goal of this article is to increase the awareness of Lyme disease presenting in children as a popliteal cyst.

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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