Arrhythmia and swelling of all extremities (clinical conference)
Authors: Satz N, Loretan M, Hany A Source: Schweiz Rundsch Med Prax 1992 Apr 7;81(15):485-8 Organization: Medizinische Klinik Kantonsspital Winterthur.
Abstract: A 54-year-old patient complained about palpitations secondary to ventricular arrhythmias over a period of several years and severe fatigue for months. Later on arthralgia of the left shoulder and diffuse swelling of both hands and feet appeared. An elevated B. burgdorferi antibody titer and later on in the course the characteristic cutaneous aspect of acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans supported the diagnosis of Lyme-Borreliosis with affection of multiple organs. Under intravenous antibiotic treatment with 2 g Ceftriaxone per day for two weeks the symptoms regressed completely. The clinical findings occurring in this patient are discussed.