Tick-Borne Myopericarditis With Positive Anaplasma, Lyme, and Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) Serology: A Case Report
The Cureus Journal (Arshad H., et al.) 06.14.2023, published “Tick-Borne Myopericarditis With Positive Anaplasma, Lyme, and Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) Serology: A Case Report.”
This case report focuses on a 61 year old male who was unknowingly presenting myopericarditis (which can occur in some Lyme carditis cases) symptoms for two weeks. The symptoms eventually led to septic shock. After more investigation, it was discovered that the individual had a recent tick exposure which prompted a change in treatment for this tickborne illness which proved successful. Serological tests confirmed acute Lyme and anaplasma infections along with positive Epstein Barr virus (EBV) serology, an uncommon presentation of carditis in acute Lyme and anaplasma infections with the associated false-positive serology of EBV.