Cardiac manifestations of borreliosis in a dog: a case report

https://doi.org/10.17221/1577-VETMEDCitation:Agudelo C., Schanilec P., Kybicova K., Kohout P. (2011):  Cardiac manifestations of borreliosis in a dog: a case report. Veterinarni Medicina, 56: 85-92.
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In Europe Lyme disease is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato. It presents with a variety of clinical manifestations including heart disease and problems of the nervous system, skin and joints. Lyme carditis occurs in 4–10% of infected humans and is characterized by a plethora of cardiovascular syndromes such as arrhythmia, myocarditis, and pericarditis among others. This article is a case report of a serologically positive (B. burgdorferi s.l.) dog, in which the antibody dynamics correlated with clinical, electrocardiographic, and echocardiographic findings of heart disease resembling human Lyme-induced dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).
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