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Am J Emerg Med. 2015 Feb;33(2):307.e5-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2014.07.019. Epub 2014 Jul 31.

Seeks, finds, threats: Lyme disease!

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1
Department of Emergency and Cardiology, Mont-Godinne University Hospital, Université Catholique de Louvain, Yvoir, Belgium. Electronic address: xavier.muschart@uclouvain.be.
2
Department of Emergency and Cardiology, Mont-Godinne University Hospital, Université Catholique de Louvain, Yvoir, Belgium.

Abstract

Lyme borreliosis is a disease commonly found in humans. Here we report the case of a young, healthy girl presenting with symptomatic first- and second-degree atrioventricular blocks secondary to cardiac myocarditis. The disappearance of the conduction anomaly after antibiotic treatment confirmed Lyme disease before the results from the serology. Therefore, when a healthy, young person suddenly presents with an atrioventricular conduction block, physicians should consider a diagnosis of Lyme disease.

PMID:
25167973
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajem.2014.07.019
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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