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Lyme borreliosis in rheumatological practice. Identification of Lyme arthritis and diagnostic aspects in a Swedish county with high endemicity. Accepted for publication Brithish Journal of Rheumatology.

Berglund, J; Blomberg, I and Hansen, B U (1996) In British Journal of Rheumatology 35(9). p.60-853
Abstract
To prospectively study the prevalence of Lyme arthritis, 100 consecutive patients referred to a rheumatology out-patient clinic and 115 patients with a classified rheumatological disease were included. Individuals seropositive for antibody against the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato complex were examined for clinical signs or a history of Lyme borreliosis. Positive titres against B. burgdorferi s.l. were found in 7/100 and 15/115, respectively. Among the 100 referred patients. Lyme arthritis was diagnosed in five cases. Carpal tunnel syndrome was the presenting clinical feature in two of them. One of the 115 individuals with a previously classified rheumatological disease was re-classified as Lyme arthritis. All cases of Lyme arthritis... (More)
To prospectively study the prevalence of Lyme arthritis, 100 consecutive patients referred to a rheumatology out-patient clinic and 115 patients with a classified rheumatological disease were included. Individuals seropositive for antibody against the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato complex were examined for clinical signs or a history of Lyme borreliosis. Positive titres against B. burgdorferi s.l. were found in 7/100 and 15/115, respectively. Among the 100 referred patients. Lyme arthritis was diagnosed in five cases. Carpal tunnel syndrome was the presenting clinical feature in two of them. One of the 115 individuals with a previously classified rheumatological disease was re-classified as Lyme arthritis. All cases of Lyme arthritis improved after oral antibiotic treatment. This study revealed Lyme arthritis to be a common disorder in this part of Sweden and the diagnosis should be considered in patients with acute or recurrent episodes of mono- or oligoarthritis. (Less)
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  abstract     = {To prospectively study the prevalence of Lyme arthritis, 100 consecutive patients referred to a rheumatology out-patient clinic and 115 patients with a classified rheumatological disease were included. Individuals seropositive for antibody against the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato complex were examined for clinical signs or a history of Lyme borreliosis. Positive titres against B. burgdorferi s.l. were found in 7/100 and 15/115, respectively. Among the 100 referred patients. Lyme arthritis was diagnosed in five cases. Carpal tunnel syndrome was the presenting clinical feature in two of them. One of the 115 individuals with a previously classified rheumatological disease was re-classified as Lyme arthritis. All cases of Lyme arthritis improved after oral antibiotic treatment. This study revealed Lyme arthritis to be a common disorder in this part of Sweden and the diagnosis should be considered in patients with acute or recurrent episodes of mono- or oligoarthritis.},
  author       = {Berglund, J and Blomberg, I and Hansen, B U},
  issn         = {0263-7103},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {9},
  pages        = {60--853},
  publisher    = {Oxford University Press},
  series       = {British Journal of Rheumatology},
  title        = {Lyme borreliosis in rheumatological practice. Identification of Lyme arthritis and diagnostic aspects in a Swedish county with high endemicity. Accepted for publication Brithish Journal of Rheumatology.},
  volume       = {35},
  year         = {1996},
}