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Temporary decrease in heart rate in Lyme carditis during treatment with antibiotics.
  1. E. P. Dam,
  2. D. R. Jonker,
  3. J. C. Hoorntje
  1. Department of Cardiology, Weezenlanden Hospital, Zwolle, Netherlands.


    Lyme disease is a recognised cause of atrioventricular block. In most cases the conduction disturbances are reversed by treatment with antibiotics. A 44 year old man with third degree atrioventricular block in Lyme carditis had a temporary decrease in heart rate during resolution of the heart block two days after treatment with antibiotics was started.

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