Ugeskr Laeger. 2003 Apr 7;165(15):1570. Related Articles, Links
[Borrelia burgdorferi myocarditis]
Hendricks O, Kjaeldgaard P, Koldbaek I.
Klinisk Mikrobiologisk Afdeling, Sonderborg Sygehus, DK-6400 Sonderborg.
We describe a case of progressive arrhythmia and heart failure combined with
neurological symptoms that was resistant to conventional cardiological treatment.
The outcome of a serological analysis was Borrelia IgG on a level consistent with chronic
Antibiotic treatment with doxycycline resulted in complete remission of
all cardiological symptoms.
This case demonstrated Lyme Disease to be a potential factor
in the pathogenesis of myocarditis as suggested by international publications.
PMID: 12715663 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]