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Transient Complete AV Block due to Lyme Carditis [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2003; 31(8): 466-470

Transient Complete AV Block due to Lyme Carditis

Ahmet Akyol1, Ayşen Burgun1, Abdurrahman Eksik1, Nazmiye Çakmak1, Enis Oğuz1, İzzet Erdinler1, Kadir Gürkan1

Lyme disease is a systemic disease, which is caused by a spirochete, called Borrelia burgdeorferi and transmitted by the Ixodes ticks. The disease has three stages; early localized disease (stage 1), early disseminated disease (stage 2) and late or persistent infection (stage 3). Lyme carditis is usually seen in the second stage together with the findings of other systemic involvement, for example neurological complications and musculoskeletal pain. The principal manifestation of cardiac involvement is usually self-limited conduction abnormalities. These conduction abnormalities rarely require permanent pacing. Here, we present a patient with temporary complete atrioventricular block caused by Lyme carditis.

Keywords: atrioventricular block, Borrelia burgdorferi, Lyme disease, pacemaker

How to cite this article
Ahmet Akyol, Ayşen Burgun, Abdurrahman Eksik, Nazmiye Çakmak, Enis Oğuz, İzzet Erdinler, Kadir Gürkan. Transient Complete AV Block due to Lyme Carditis. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2003; 31(8): 466-470
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