Lyme Carditis Case

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A young man’s Lyme disease progresses quickly

In July of 2018, Samuel, age 37, died from complications of Lyme disease. He developed Lyme carditis associated with B. burgdorferi infection, transmitted by a tick bite. Sudden cardiac death can occur in a small subset of patients with Lyme carditis.
In this video, Samuel’s family and physicians share his story in the hopes of raising awareness of symptoms. This video is linked to a case published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Full article: www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.191194 Tick photo: CDC/ Michael L. Levin, PhD; Jim Gathany
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