Eosinophilic lymphadenitis in Lyme disease

T. Ramakrishnan, E. Gloster, V. R. Bonagura, D. J. Valacer, N. T. 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
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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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.