Diagnosing Lyme Carditis Presenting With Complete Heart Block

J Med Cases. 2020 Jul;11(7):224-227. doi: 10.14740/jmc3529. Epub 2020 Jun 29.


Diagnosing self-limited conduction abnormality of Lyme carditis in absence of pathognomonic skin rash or history of tick bite is challenging but necessary to avoid placement of pacemaker particularly in young patients. High degree of clinical suspicion, rapidly progressing conduction block and prompt response to antibiotics may help in diagnosis.

Keywords: Complete heart block; Conduction abnormality; Lyme carditis; Lyme disease.

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  • Case Reports