Complete heart block due to lyme carditis in two pediatric patients and a review of the literature

Eric Silver, Robert H. Pass, Stuart Kaufman, Alan J. Hordof, Leonardo Liberman

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Abstract

Carditis is a common manifestation of adult patients with Lyme disease affecting 4-10% of Lyme patients in the United States. However, children with Lyme disease rarely present with acute carditis. The management of pediatric patients with complete heart block (CHB) secondary to Lyme carditis has not been well described. We report the acute management of 2 pediatric patients that presented in CHB secondary to Lyme disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)338-341
Number of pages4
JournalCongenital Heart Disease
Volume2
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2007

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Keywords

  • Complete Heart Block
  • Lyme Disease
  • Pediatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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