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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2012, Article ID 976961, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/976961
Case Report

Diastolic Heart Murmur, Nocturnal Back Pain, and Lumbar Rigidity in a 7-Year Girl: An Unusual Manifestation of Lyme Disease in Childhood

1Department for Child and Adolescent Health, Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus, Gerhard-Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
2Consultant for Pediatric Cardiology, Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus, Gerhard-Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
3Center for Child and Adolescent Health, Helios Klinikum, Lutherplatz 40, 47805 Krefeld, Germany
4University of Witten/Herdecke, Faculty of Health, Center for integrative Medicine, Alfred-Herrhausenstr. 50, 58448 Witten, Germany

Received 27 June 2012; Accepted 3 September 2012

Academic Editors: N.-C. Chiu and C. R. Mart

Copyright © 2012 Genn Kameda et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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