Article short contents


Slovenska pediatrija 2019; 26: 224-228


Case report

LYME ARTHRITIS IN A CHILD

Mojca Mir Toplak
Pediatrija Borštnikova Borštnikova ulica 79, 2000 Maribor, Slovenija

Maja Tomazin
Klinika za pediatrijo, Univerzitetni klinični center Maribor, Maribor, Slovenija

Sibila Unuk
Oddelek za infekcijske bolezni in vročinska stanja, Univerzitetni klinični center Maribor, Maribor, Slovenija

Abstract

Lyme arthritis amongst children is a clinical sign of early disseminated or late Lyme disease. This article provides the theoretical basis for Lyme borreliosis, with an emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme arthritis. A six year old boy with Lyme arthritis of the knee, who was treated at the Division of paediatrics UMC Maribor, is presented.

Key words: Lyme disease, arthritis, child, diagnosis, therapy


Article PDF