Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Mar 1. pii: S0735-6757(17)30165-1. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2017.02.052. [Epub ahead of print]
Electrocardiographic progression of acute Lyme disease.
Fuster LS1, Gul EE1, Baranchuk A2.
1 Heart Rhythm Service, Kingston General Hospital, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
2 Heart Rhythm Service, Kingston General Hospital, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Lyme carditis poses a challenge to physicians given dramatic clinical presentations like the one presented in this case. Quite frequently, these young patients are implanted with permanent pacemakers; given lack of knowledge on the transient nature of the cardiac conduction system inflammation. This is the first case in the literature that has captured the electrocardiographic evolution of Lyme carditis, day by day until complete resolution.
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PMID: 28279540 DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2017.02.052
Topics with information and discussion about published studies related to Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases.
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