REVIEW PAPER
Role of phrenic nerve in respiratory distress secondary to Lyme neuroborreliosis
Gautam Dagur 1,   Kelly Warren 1,   Min Lea 1,   Sahana Pentyala 2,   Krupali Chokshi 2,   Srinivas Pentyala 1, 3, 2,   Sardar A. Khan 1, 3, 4  
 
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Department of Physiology and Biophysics, SUNY at Stony Brook, New York, United States
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Department of Anesthesiology, SUNY at Stony Brook, New York, United States
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Department of Urology, SUNY at Stony Brook, New York, United States
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Department of Neurology, SUNY at Stony Brook, New York, United States
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
Sardar A. Khan   

HSC Level 9 Room 040, SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, 11794-8093, United States. Tel.: +1 631 987 0132; fax: +1 631 44 7620.
Submission date: 2015-11-09
Acceptance date: 2016-04-07
Online publication date: 2016-05-21
Publication date: 2019-12-15
 
Pol. Ann. Med. 2017;24(1):72–76
 
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ABSTRACT
Introduction:
Critical importance of phrenic nerve, in patients with Lyme disease is discussed.

Aim:
This paper addresses the critical importance of phrenic nerve and Lyme disease.

Material and methods:
Medline searches were conducted in context of phrenic nerve, Lyme neuroborreliosis, thoracic diaphragm, and respiratory distress.

Results and discussion:
The advancements in treatment options in Lyme disease were reviewed using current literature. Applied anatomy of the phrenic nerve and its dysfunction in neuroborreliosis is described in the article.

Conclusions:
This paper reviews the literature pertaining to the importance of the phrenic nerve in Lyme disease.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Wegratefully acknowledge literature research assistance from Mrs. Wendy Isser and Ms. Grace Garey.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
 
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