Wegener's granulomatosis with cardiac involvement masquerading as Lyme disease.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Cardiac conduction disease is an infrequent complication of Wegener's granulomatosis (WG). We describe a case demonstrating an association between WG and complete atrioventricular dissociation. This manifestation was initially interpreted as Lyme disease based on these cardiac findings, arthritis, myalgias and positive Lyme serology. The clinical overlap between these disorders and the appropriate use of respective serologies is discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kouba, DJ; Kirsch, DG; Mimouni, D; Nousari, CH

Published Date

  • 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 647 - 649

PubMed ID

  • 14611118

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0392-856X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Italy