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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31822e8e68
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Prevalence of Lyme Meningitis in Children With Aseptic Meningitis in a Lyme Disease-endemic Region

Garro, Aris C. MD, MPH*; Rutman, Maia S. MD*; Simonsen, Kari MD†; Jaeger, Jenifer L. MD†; Chapin, Kimberle MD‡; Lockhart, Gregory MD*

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Abstract

This study determined the prevalence of Lyme meningitis in children with undifferentiated aseptic meningitis from April to December in a Lyme disease-endemic region. Of the 60 children, 8 were seropositive (prevalence 13.3%; 95% confidence interval: 6.3–25.1%), with another probable case having high cerebrospinal fluid antibody titers. Clinicians in endemic regions should evaluate children with undifferentiated aseptic meningitis for Lyme meningitis in appropriate seasons.

© 2011 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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