Chapter 6 - Lyme & Heart

Elsevier, Neglected Tropical Diseases and Other Infectious Diseases Affecting the Heart, 2022, Pages 61-71
Naomi Gazendam, Cynthia Yeung, Juan María Farina, Clara Saldarriaga, IvánMendozad, AdrianBaranchuka

Diverse pathogens including parasites, bacteria, and viruses infect humans around the world through tick bites causing tick borne diseases. Symptoms range from those that are mild and treatable at home to severe and requiring hospitalization. Although tick-borne diseases are often quite treatable, lack of recognition may lead to delayed diagnosis which increases the risk of complication.