Eosinophilic lymphadenitis in Lyme disease

T. Ramakrishnan, E. Gloster, V. R. Bonagura, D. J. Valacer, Norman Todd Ilowite

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We describe a 2 1/2 -year-old girl who presented with bilateral ankle arthritis, hepatomegaly and generalized lymphadenopathy who had a serologic response consistent with the diagnosis of Lyme disease (LD). Her lymph node histology revealed a necrotizing eosinophilic abscess with immunoblastic hyperplasia. Our patient did not respond to oral or intravenous antibiotic therapy and manifested an atypical adenitis; however, she does meet currently accepted diagnostic criteria for LD. We suggest therefore that eosinophilic lymphadenitis can be part of the expanding clinical spectrum of LD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-181
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume8
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1989

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Lymphadenitis
Lyme Disease
Hepatomegaly
Ankle
Abscess
Arthritis
Hyperplasia
Histology
Lymph Nodes
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Ramakrishnan, T., Gloster, E., Bonagura, V. R., Valacer, D. J., & Ilowite, N. T. (1989). Eosinophilic lymphadenitis in Lyme disease. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 8(3), 180-181.

Eosinophilic lymphadenitis in Lyme disease. / Ramakrishnan, T.; Gloster, E.; Bonagura, V. R.; Valacer, D. J.; Ilowite, Norman Todd.

In: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, Vol. 8, No. 3, 1989, p. 180-181.

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Ramakrishnan, T, Gloster, E, Bonagura, VR, Valacer, DJ & Ilowite, NT 1989, 'Eosinophilic lymphadenitis in Lyme disease', Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 180-181.
Ramakrishnan T, Gloster E, Bonagura VR, Valacer DJ, Ilowite NT. Eosinophilic lymphadenitis in Lyme disease. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 1989;8(3):180-181.
Ramakrishnan, T. ; Gloster, E. ; Bonagura, V. R. ; Valacer, D. J. ; Ilowite, Norman Todd. / Eosinophilic lymphadenitis in Lyme disease. In: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 1989 ; Vol. 8, No. 3. pp. 180-181.
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