Multifocal neuropathy and vocal cord paralysis in relapsing fever

David Olchovsky, Amos Pines, Menachem Sadeh, Naomi Kaplinsky, Otto Frankl

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A 19-year-old soldier developed multifocal neuropathy following an infection with tick-borne Borrelia. He suffered from involvement of the right accessory nerve, the right brachial plexus and the left recurrent laryngeal nerve. As was expected, all these complications were reversible. In contrast to louse-borne relapsing fever, neurological manifestations in the tick-borne variants are not common. To the best of our knowledge, vocal cord paralysis has never been described before.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-342
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Neurology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1982


  • Borrelia persica
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Relapsing fever
  • Vocal cords


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