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Sudden onset headache in a Lyme patient

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Dr Prem Bajaj, MBBS, MD, M Med Sci, MSc, PhD
Foundation Years Journal, volume 7, issue 8, p.26 (123Doc Education, London, August 2013)


This case study discusses a 55-year-old woman who presented with sudden headache. The patient was diagnosed with Lyme disease using the Western Blot IgM and IgG that showed positive band 41 kDa (Kilodalton) for Borrelia. She was treated with the antibiotic cefuroxime axetil, 500 mg orally twice daily for four weeks following which the headache disappeared.

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Dr Prem Bajaj, MBBS, MD, M Med Sci, MSc, PhD (Corresponding author)

Private Medical Practitioner, Lyme Disease Physician, Greater London
and also Medical Director, Modern Health Ltd, 114 Kingshill Avenue,
Northolt, UB5 6LQ


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