Lyme disease presenting as popliteal cyst in children

Trevor H. Magee, Lee S. Segal, Barbara Ostrov, Brandt Groh, Kelly L. Vanderhave

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Abstract

Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in North America. Our review of the literature found few reports of Lyme disease presented in the orthopaedic literature. However, Lyme disease presenting as a popliteal cyst, with or without rupture, is rarely reported. We present 4 cases of Lyme disease that initially presented to our pediatric orthopaedic clinic for treatment of a popliteal cyst. The early diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease may help prevent the often-devastating long-term sequelae of Lyme disease. The goal of this article is to increase the awareness of Lyme disease presenting in children as a popliteal cyst.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)725-727
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2006

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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