Update on Lyme Carditis, Groups at High Risk, and Frequency of Associated Sudden Cardiac Death — United States

@inproceedings{Forrester2014UpdateOL,
  title={Update on Lyme Carditis, Groups at High Risk, and Frequency of Associated Sudden Cardiac Death — United States},
  author={Joseph D Forrester and Jonathan G Meiman and Jocelyn Mullins and Randall S Nelson and S. Ertel and Matt Cartter and Catherine M. Brown and Virginia A Lijewski and Elizabeth K. Schiffman and David F. Neitzel and E R Daly and Abigail A. Mathewson and Whitney Howe and Lindsay A. Lowe and Natalie R. Kratz and Shereen Semple and Peter Bryon Backenson and J L White and Phillip M. Kurpiel and Russell Rockwell and Kirsten Waller and Diep K. Hoang Johnson and Christopher R. Steward and Brigid C. Batten and Dianna M. Blau and Marlene N DeLeon-Carnes and Clifton P. Drew and Atis Muehlenbachs and Jana M. Ritter and Jeanine H. Sanders and Sherif R. Zaki and Claudia R Molins and Martin E. Schriefer and A E Perea and Kiersten J. Kugeler and C A Nelson and Alison Hinckley and Paul S. Mead},
  booktitle={MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report},
  year={2014}
}
On December 13, 2013, MMWR published a report describing three cases of sudden cardiac death associated with Lyme carditis. State public health departments and CDC conducted a follow-up investigation to determine 1) whether carditis was disproportionately common among certain demographic groups of patients diagnosed with Lyme disease, 2) the frequency of death among patients diagnosed with Lyme disease and Lyme carditis, and 3) whether any additional deaths potentially attributable to Lyme… CONTINUE READING
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