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. 2016 May;7(3):394-6.
doi: 10.1177/2150135115593134. Epub 2015 Dec 23.

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Characterizes Myocarditis in a 16-Year-Old Female With Lyme Disease

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Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Characterizes Myocarditis in a 16-Year-Old Female With Lyme Disease

Catherine M Avitabile et al. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. .

Abstract

Myocarditis may occur during early disseminated Lyme disease. A 16-year-old girl with serologic evidence of Borrelia burgdorferi infection and transient first-degree atrioventricular block underwent cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, which demonstrated myocardial hyperemia, edema, and delayed gadolinium enhancement. We discuss the use of T1- and T2-weighted dark blood sequences in addition to inversion recovery delayed enhancement imaging to support the diagnosis of Lyme myocarditis.

Keywords: Lyme disease; cardiac magnetic resonance; delayed enhancement; myocarditis.

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