Oral antibiotic treatment and long-term outcomes of Lyme facial nerve palsy
Kowalski TJ et al. – Patients with Lyme facial nerve palsy had significantly higher reported rates of fatigue than controls, but similar energy and vitality scores on the SF–36 questionnaire. SF–36 social functioning domain scores were significantly lower in patients with Lyme facial nerve palsy than in controls. There were no other significant differences noted between the two cohorts. For patients with Lyme facial nerve palsy in North America, treatment with oral doxycycline appears to be an effective therapeutic strategy.