Lyme carditis in children: presentation, predictive factors, and clinical course.

@article{Costello2009LymeCI,
  title={Lyme carditis in children: presentation, predictive factors, and clinical course.},
  author={John M. Costello and Mark E. Alexander and Karla M Greco and Antonio R. Perez-Atayde and Peter Laussen},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={123 5},
  pages={e835-41}
}
OBJECTIVES We sought to identify predictive factors for Lyme carditis in children and to characterize the clinical course of these patients. METHODS We reviewed all cases of early disseminated Lyme disease presenting to our institution from January 1994 through July 2008, and summarized the presentation and course of those patients with carditis. A case-control study was used to identify predictive factors for carditis. Controls were patients with early disseminated Lyme disease without… CONTINUE READING
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