Title: Think outside the heart! Case report of Lyme disease
Authors: Beuselinck, Benoit ×
Willems, Rik #
Issue Date: 7-Nov-2007
Series Title: Acta Cardiologica vol:62 issue:5 pages:519-22
Abstract: We report an interesting case of a young drug addict admitted to the emergency department with a high degree A-V block. The diagnosis of Lyme carditis was made and there was a progressive regression of the A-V block under antibiotic therapy. However, by focusing on the cardiac manifestations and misled by the patient's drug abuse, concomitant neurological manifestations were picked up late in the hospitalization. Missing the diagnosis of Lyme-meningoencephalitis could have compromised the patient's long-term prognosis. Therefore we stress the importance to think outside the heart as cardiologists!
ISSN: 0001-5385
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Cardiology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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