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Med Mal Infect. 2007 Jul-Aug;37(7-8):422-34. Epub 2007 Aug 14.

[Lyme arthritis, Lyme carditis and other presentations potentially associated to Lyme disease].

[Article in French]

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Service de dermatologie, centre hospitalier général René-Dubos, 6, avenue de l'Ile-de-France, BP 79, 95303 Cergy-Pontoise cedex, France.


Lyme disease or Lyme borreliosis is the most common tick-transmitted disease in the Northern hemisphere and is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi spirochetes. Lyme disease commonly begins with a characteristic skin lesion, erythema migrans. Weeks or months later, the patients may have neurologic, joint, or cardiac abnormalities. Some patients may still present persistent deep fatigue and various unspecific symptoms after standard courses of antibiotic treatment for Lyme disease. This constellation of symptoms has been variously referred to as "chronic Lyme disease", or "post-Lyme disease syndrome". The first French National Consensus Conference on Lyme Disease was the reason to review all aspects of articular and cardiac manifestations of Lyme disease after a synthesis of recent literature. The involvement of Borrelia species in chronic Lyme disease and other pathologies is discussed.

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