Short Tilte:Transverse myelitis secondary to coexistent lyme disease and babesiosis
Journal:Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):03, 26, 2, 168-171
Case report describes a patient with transverse myelitis associated with coexistent Lyme disease and babesiosis. Transverse myelitis is a demyelinating (loss of the fatty tissue around the nerves) disorder of the spinal cord. Babesiosis is a rare, severe, and sometimes fatal tick-borne disease caused by Babesia microti, a microscopic parasite that infects red blood cells. This is believed to be the first documented case of tranverse myelitis and babesiosis.