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Congenit Heart Dis. 2007 Sep-Oct;2(5):338-41. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-0803.2007.00122.x.

Complete heart block due to Lyme carditis in two pediatric patients and a review of the literature.

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  • 1New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Arrhythmia Service, New York, NY, USA.


Carditis is a common manifestation of adult patients with Lyme disease affecting 4-10% of Lyme patients in the United States. However, children with Lyme disease rarely present with acute carditis. The management of pediatric patients with complete heart block (CHB) secondary to Lyme carditis has not been well described. We report the acute management of 2 pediatric patients that presented in CHB secondary to Lyme disease.

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