Lyme carditis: an important cause of reversible heart block.

  title={Lyme carditis: an important cause of reversible heart block.},
  author={Hugh F. McAlister and Peter T Klementowicz and C J Andrews and John N. D. Fisher and Michael Feld and Seymour Furman},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={110 5},
Lyme disease is a tick-borne spirochetal infection, characterized by erythema chronicum migrans and an acute systemic illness. The disease is endemic in many parts of the north-eastern United States. Without treatment, late rheumatic, neurologic, and cardiac complications frequently occur. We report four serologically confirmed cases of Lyme carditis in previously healthy young men (mean age, 45 years) from endemic areas. Each presented with severe symptomatic atrioventricular block, three with… CONTINUE READING
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