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Table 1 Patient’s characteristics. Age and duration of symptoms to diagnosis are presented by median with lowest and highest values

From: Common and uncommon neurological manifestations of neuroborreliosis leading to hospitalization

Clinical features Patients (number) Age (years) Males (number) Tick bite and/or erythema migrans (number) Duration of symptoms (days)
All patients 68 45 (5–93) 44/68 23/68 16 (1–733)
Cranial nerve palsy 34 40 (6–77) 23/34 10/34 7 (1–121)
 Facial nerve palsy 29 34 (6–77) 16/29 9/29 7 (1–121)
  Isolated facial nerve palsy 11 26 (6–73) 7/11 4/11 4 (1–15)
   + Radiculitis 8 57 (18–77) 6/8 2/8 18 (2–49)
   + Meningitis 6 67 (30–93) 4/6 2/6 7 (3–21)
   + Radiculitis + meningitis 4 (34, 43, 44, 57) 3/4 1/4 (2, 21, 28, 121)
 Oculomotor nerve palsy 5 53 (38–76) 2/5 1/5 53 (38–76)
  Isolated oculomotor nerve palsy 2 (76, 42) 1/2 0/2 (2, 7)
   + Meningitis/Radiculitis 3 (26, 38, 53) 1/3 1/3 (11, 25, 26)
Radiculitis 17 67 (5–93) 10/17 9/17 20 (3–379)
 Isolated radiculitis 14 67 (5–93) 8/14 8/14 18 (3–379)
  + Meningitis 3 (13, 65, 75) 2/3 0/3 (3, 22, 30)
Encephalitis 8 70 (8–79) 7/8 2/8 183 (1–732)
 Chronic course 5 74 (67–79) 4/5 0/5 186 (81–732)
 Acute/Subacute onset 3 (8, 11, 45) 3/3 2/3 (1, 1, 38)
Myelitis 5 37 (7–64) 4/5 0/5 126 (23–733)
Meningitis 4 (22, 34, 45, 64) 0/4 2/4 (1, 4, 7, 120)