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Clinical case of ixodes tick-borne borreliosis with development a-v blockade and implantation of the pacemaker

Journal: I.P. Pavlov Russian Medical Biological Herald (Vol.25, No. 4)

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Page : 586-598

Keywords : ixodic tick-borne borreliosis; A-V block; pacemaker; arthritis; polyneuropathy.;

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Borreliosis is an infectious transmissible natural-focal disease caused by borrelia of borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato group and transmitted by ixodic ticks. In the article a clinical case of chronic ixodic tick-borne borreliosis is described with the primary damage to the heart, joints and with polyneuropathy of extremities. The described clinical case is interesting on the one hand by demonstration of peculiarities of the heart damage associated with ixodic tick-borne borreliosis which finally lead to transient III degree A-V block with episodes of asystole up to 5.5 s and to implantation of continuous pacemaker. On the other hand, surprising in XXI century is the fact that despite a wide availability of high-tech methods of diagnostics and treatment in any field of medicine, the ixodic tick-borne borreliosis was identified only in 6 years after the moment of manifestations of clinical symptoms.

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