Exposure to Borrelia burgdorferi does not increase risk of later-life neuropsychiatric disorders

Takeaway

  • Exposure to Borrelia burgdorferi is not a risk factor for incident neuropsychiatric disorders or functional decline among older adults living in a rural environment in France.

Why this matters

    This is one of the few longitudinal studies exploring the risk of neuropsychiatric disorders and functional decline associated with exposure to Borrelia burgdorferi. The finding are important because neuropsychiatric manifestations in Lyme disease are an ongoing area of investigation.