First-degree atrioventricular block in 14-year-old child due to Lyme disease

  • Halyna Lytvyn Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, Lviv, Ukraine
  • Natella Basa Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, Communal Noncommercial Enterprise of Lviv Regional Council Lviv Regional Infectious Diseases Hospital, Lviv, Ukraine
  • Khrystyna Slivinska-Kurchak Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology FPGE, Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University,Communal Nonprofit Enterprise" Lviv First Territorial Medical Union", separate Enterprise" Hospital of St. Niсholas", Lviv, Ukraine
  • Iryna Avramenko Department of Propaedeutic Pediatrics and Medical Genetics, Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, Communal Noncommercial Enterprise of Lviv Regional Council Lviv Regional Children's Clinical Hospital “Ohmatdyt”, Lviv, Ukraine
Keywords: Lyme disease, ticks, atrioventricular block, ECG, Lyme carditis

Abstract

Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by bacteria of the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (Bbsl) complex and is characterized by predominant lesions of the skin, cardiovascular system, nervous system and musculoskeletal system. We have described a clinical case of first-degree atrioventricular block in a 14-year-old boy caused by Lyme borreliosis. The disease started with the manifestations of cardiovascular system involvement. The patient and his parents did not recall observing a tick bite or manifestation of erythema migrans (EM). The boy was prescribed doxycycline. Three weeks after antibiotic therapy a second ECG examination was performed and showed no abnormalities.

Published
2022-04-30
How to Cite
1.
Lytvyn H, Basa N, Slivinska-KurchakK, Avramenko I (2022) First-degree atrioventricular block in 14-year-old child due to Lyme disease. J Infect Dev Ctries 16:726-728. doi: 10.3855/jidc.15071
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Case Reports