People are Lyme disease by the bite of an infected tick. A characteristic rash around the bite, fever, chills, headache, muscle and joint pain, and swollen lymph nodes are the first symptoms of Lyme disease. As these characters resemble more common diseases like influenza, people with Lyme disease occasionally make use of the wrong treatment or simply choose to ignore the symptoms. Unfortunately, when left untreated, Lyme disease can cause serious complications. In the second stage of Lyme disease, neurological complications such as numbness, severe headache and visual disturbances occur. The following are some of the neurological complications of Lyme disease:
A very painful radiculitis is among the first neurological complications that are experienced by people with Lyme disease. Pain that spreads along the nerve dermatome often characterized radiculitis. This condition usually occurs within weeks to months after infection. In general, patients experience conditions of mixed sensory and motor symptoms such as weakness and sudden changes in reflexes and sensory. These symptoms, unfortunately, may be incorrectly assumed that the nerve impingement syndrome.
Cranial neuropathies involving cranial nerves or the patients involved in the processing of sensory perceptions, such as sights, smells, sounds and more. Several cranial nerves may be affected at a time when a person is battling Lyme diseasMultiple cranial nerves may affect the same time, in the case of Lyme disease. It has been reported repeatedly in patients with cranial nerve symptoms not to mention the olfactory nerve. An estimated 50% -70% of the total number of patients with neurological symptoms experience this complication.
Intracranial hypertension is a rare neurological complication of Lyme disease. Children find it more often than adults. Headaches and papilledema may be caused by intracranial hypertension. Papilledma is where the state in which the patient’s optic disc swelling, development within hours or weeks. In some