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My daughter(6 yr old) has had lyme disease since birth and has been complaining of heart pain, but tests show its normal. what am i to do now?

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Dr. Lourdes margarita Landron-garcia answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

You can check for nagalase test, cbc, macrophage , how are the t and b . I suppose they check chest x/r, or only are you referring the lime d lab coming normal

Answered Jul 1, 2013

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Dr. Michael Moran answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Lyme disease since birth? Requires the bite of a deer tick carrying borrelia burdorferi bacteria. There are lots of false positives for the bacteria using the elisa technique, get a western blot assay, just like in aids virus testing. Antibiotics should kill it, doxycycline. Lyme causes conduction system problems, the "wiring" of the heart, but should not cause prolonged chest pain.

Answered Sep 18, 2012

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

I am confused by your question in 3 ways: first, according to the most up to date research, there is no association supporting a link between lyme disease and preg, adverse fetal outcomes or cardiac malformations. Secondly, once tx'ed, lyme disease is no longer present. Third, children with c/o heart pain are usually c/o of chest pain which is muscular or lung related. Can you give more info?

Answered Apr 25, 2016

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