Lyme arthritis M01.20

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Definition
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Infectallergic mono-, oligo- or polyarthritis in Lyme borreliosis or manifestation of Lyme borreliosis with intermittent course and predominantly affecting the knee and ankle joints. Often the arthritis lasts only a few days, but can persist for months. Usually only minor radiological changes. The actual arthritis is often preceded for weeks by unspecific migratory muscle, bone, tendon and joint pain (musculo-skeletal syndrome). Myositides are rare. Consequences of Lyme borreliosis can be fibromyalgia.

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  1. Müller W, Zeitler H (1998) Differential diagnosis of rheumatic diseases. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, S. 152-154

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020