A Classic Presentation of Lyme Complete Heart BlockShagufta Ahsan1* and Norbert Scheffold2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Shagufta Ahsan
Shore Medical Center
5401 Hardings Highway
Mays Landing, New Jersey 08330
United States of America
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: January 25, 2016; Accepted Date: February 22, 2016; Published Date: February 26, 2016
Citation: Ahsan S, Scheffold N (2016) A Classic Presentation of Lyme Complete Heart Block. Trop Med Surg 4:207. doi:10.4172/2329-9088.1000207
Copyright: © 2016 Ahsan S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Lyme Borreliosis is a systemic disease caused by the spirochete Borrelia Burgdorferi and usually presents as early, localized and disseminated, as well as persistent or chronic disorder. If untreated with antibiotics, more than half the patients develop further complication. The least well developed complication is carditis. It has been estimated that 4-10% of untreated patients develop carditis complications.
Here we present a classic case of Lyme carditis, who had concomitant complete heart block and erythema chronicum migrans, as only 44% of patients with complete heart block were identified to have Erythema Migrans simultaneously.