Chest pain in a military recruit.

Amy S. Beck*, Jason F. Okulicz, Mark S. Rasnake

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Lyme borreliosis remains an important and common vector-borne illness in the United States, Europe, and Asia. In the majority of cases, it presents as a localized rash that seldom causes further complications with antibiotic treatment. If left undetected however, various neurologic, cardiovascular, and musculoskeletal manifestations may occur. Reported here is the case of a basic military trainee who first presented with cardiac manifestations of Lyme disease, highlighting this tick-borne illness as a rare, easily forgotten, and treatable cause of complete heart block.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-204
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes


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