Disease Information for Lyme disease carditis

Ads
Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Motor and sensory neuropathy/Polyneuropathy signs
Joint effusion
Joint Swelling
Constitutional symptoms
Fatigue Tiredness in Children
Malaise
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Fever and High Sed Rate
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Relapsing
Demographics & Risk Factors
Exposure Factors
Exposure/Ixodes dammini tick/Deer tick
Exposure/Tick bite
Travel, Geographic & Climate Related Factors
Residence/travel/Connecticut
Residence/travel/Massachusetts
Residence/travel/Minnesota
Residence/travel/Rhode Island
Residence/travel/Wisconsin
Event, Activity, Behavioral & Seasonal Factors
Activity/Fishing
Activity/Gardening/in the garden situation
Activity/Hiking/mountain climbing
Activity/Wilderness/hiking,camping,travel
Event/Month/August
Event/Month/July
Event/Month/June
Event/Month/May
Event/Month/October
Event/Month/September
Event/Summertime manifestations
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Serum specific antibodies increased
Microlab/Borrelia burgdorferii spirochete/isolation
Microlab/Lyme disease (ELISA/IFA) titer
Microlab/Lyme disease Western Blot positive
Microlab/PCR Lyme disease positive
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Sed Rate/ESR/Sedimentation rate (Lab)
Diagnostic Test Results
EKG (ECG)
EKG/Prolonged PR Interval (ECG)
EKG/Prolonged QRS interval (ECG)
EKG/AV Nodal Block/Complete
EKG/Left bundle branch block,complete (ECG)
EKG/Changes/abnormalities (ECG)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Myocarditis, viral
Associated Disease & Complications
AV node lesion/infiltrate
Bradyarrhythmias
Cardiac conduction defects
Heart block, complete
Heart block, first degree
Heart block, Mobitz type II
Heart block, Winckebach second degree
Lyme disease carditis
Myocarditis
Myocarditis, acute
Myocarditis, bacterial
Myocarditis, lymphocytic diffuse
Pericarditis, acute
Pericarditis, secondary
Wenckebach/Mobitz I heart block
Sudden Death Young Athlete
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Arthropod/acarid/tick bourne infection (ex)
AGENT/Spirochete/Borrelia/Treponema (category)
Class
CLASS/Cardiovascular (category)
Process
PROCESS/Bimodal age distribution/incidence
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Antibiotic
RX/Ceftriaxone (Rocephin)
Definition

An infectious disease caused by a spirochete, BORRELIA BURGDORFERI, which is transmitted chiefly by Ixodes dammini (see IXODES) and pacificus ticks in the United States and Ixodes ricinis (see IXODES) in Europe;It is a disease with early and late cutaneous manifestations plus involvement of the nervous system, heart, eye, and joints in variable combinations;Heart complications are usually conduction disorders;AV-heart block,myocarditis,pericarditis,-----------------------------------Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected blacklegged ticks; Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans; If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system; Lyme disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings (eg, rash), and the possibility of exposure to infected ticks; laboratory testing is helpful in the later stages of disease; Most cases of Lyme disease can be treated successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics; The first sign of infection is usually a circular rash called erythema migrans or EM; This rash occurs in approximately 70-80% of infected persons and begins at the site of a tick bite after a delay of 3-30 days; A distinctive feature of the rash is that it gradually expands over a period of several days, reaching up to 12 inches (30 cm) across; The center of the rash may clear as it enlarges, resulting in a bull’s-eye appearance; It may be warm but is not usually painful; Some patients develop additional EM lesions in other areas of the body after several days; Patients also experience symptoms of fatigue, chills, fever, headache, and muscle and joint aches, and swollen lymph nodes; Untreated, the infection may spread to other parts of the body within a few days to weeks, producing an array of discrete symptoms

[cdc_gov 2005]------------------------------------------------------------

Heart Block and myocarditis may occur with Lyme disease

(Edit)

External Links Related to Lyme disease carditis
Google
Wikipedia
Merck
Images
PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
Ads