Chronic Neurological Syndromes
Direct infection of the nervous system can result in encephalopathy. This may present as memory loss, depression, sensory polyneuropathy or spastic paraparesis. Some manifestations of encephalopathy may resemble Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or Fibromyalgia (FM). However, CFS and FM may be triggered by a preceding Bb infection (along with many other possible triggers) but evidence of ongoing, active infection may not be present.