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Case Rep Infect Dis. 2017;2017:5847156. doi: 10.1155/2017/5847156. Epub 2017 Oct 31.

Early Disseminated Lyme Disease with Carditis Complicated by Posttreatment Lyme Disease Syndrome.

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1
Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2360 W. Joppa Road, Suite 320, Lutherville, MD 21063, USA.
2
Medical Laboratory Sciences Program, Quinnipiac University, 275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518, USA.

Abstract

Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. When untreated, infection may spread to the heart, nervous system, and joints. Cardiac involvement usually manifests as abnormalities of the conduction system and bradycardia. Treatment of Lyme disease is generally effective, with a subset of patients experiencing persistent, sometimes long-term symptoms called posttreatment Lyme disease syndrome.

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