Functional brain imaging and neuropsychological testing in Lyme disease

Published Date
Journal
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Citation
Clin Infect Dis. 1997 Jul;25 Suppl 1:S57-63
DOI
10.1086/516175
Authors
Fallon BA
Das S
Plutchok JJ
Tager F
Liegner K
Van Heertum R
Abstract

Differentiating neuropsychiatric Lyme disease from a primary psychiatric disorder can be a daunting task. This article describes how functional brain imaging and neuropsychological testing can be particularly valuable in helping to make diagnostic distinctions. In addition to a review of the relevance of functional imaging to neuropsychiatry in general, recent findings are presented regarding the use of single photon emission computed tomographic (SPECT) imaging in Lyme disease.