Thursday, December 12, 2013

3 deaths from heart inflammation caused by Lyme, study says

Three young adults in the Northeast who abruptly died in the past 13 months had an undetected heart inflammation caused by Lyme disease, according to a federal study that suggests death from the tick-borne bacteria is more common than previously thought.

The November 2012 death of a Massachusetts man after his car abruptly veered off the road prompted the study, when a tissue bank doctor noticed odd patterns on the man’s heart. He and the other two patients, from New York and Connecticut, were between the ages of 26 and 38, researchers reported Thursday. None was known to have Lyme disease before dying.
Here's a web page about Lyme and heart inflammation:

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