11 Possible Causes for Lyme Carditis in USA

  • Acute Myocarditis

    Normally, Lyme carditis is completely reversible. … However, case history and the erythema migrans indicated an acute Lyme carditis which was confirmed serologically and by myocardial biopsy later. … The most common manifestation is acute, self-limiting Lyme carditis, which manifests mostly as transient conduction disorders of the heart, pericarditis and myocarditis.[1]

  • Lyme Arthritis

    (loss of muscle tone or droop on one or both sides of the face) Intermittent pain in tendons, muscles, joints, and bones Heart palpitations or an irregular heart beat ( Lymecarditis ) Episodes of dizziness or shortness of breath Inflammation of the brain and spinal cord Nerve pain Shooting pains, numbness, or tingling in the hands or feet Problems … In 2014, the CDC issued a warning regarding three sudden cardiac deaths related to Lyme carditis.[2] [3]

  • Erythema Chronicum Migrans

    carditis Darkfield microscopy for spirochetes Treatment Early infection: Antibiotics such as doxycycline, amoxicillin, azithromycin Late infection: IV ceftriaxone is considered … equivocal, Western blot IgG and IgM titers are performed Lyme titers should be done if the above tests are positive PCR in synovial fluid (for spirochetes) CSF analysis ECG for Lyme[4]

  • Heart Block

    Patients with suspected Lyme carditis require hospitalization for cardiac monitoring and treatment with intravenous antibiotics such as ceftriaxone.[5]

  • Third Degree Atrioventricular Block

    "Third-degree heart block associated with lyme carditis: review of published cases.".[6]

  • Viral Myocarditis

    Lyme carditis: an important cause of reversible heart block. … Lyme carditis patients can have varying degrees of AV conduction abnormalities ( 75 ).[7] [8]

  • Lyme Disease Vaccine

    "Lyme carditis: a United Kingdom perspective" . … "Fatal Lyme carditis and endodermal heterotopia of the atrioventricular node" . … "Evidence of Borrelia autoimmunity-induced component of Lyme carditis and arthritis" .[9]

  • Lyme Disease
    Lyme Carditis
  • Lyme Carditis
  • Lyme Meningoencephalitis

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  2. Chronic Lyme Disease | LymeDisease.org, https://www.lymedisease.org/lyme-basics/lyme-di…
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