By Gary M. White, MD
The term "Lyme disease" covers the entire spectrum of signs and symptoms caused by infection by the spirochete Borrelia Burgdorferi transmitted by the bite of ticks.
- Classically there is a rash (erythema migrans), headache, fever, and chills, followed later by possible arthritis and neurological and cardiac disorders.
- Other skin conditions have been associated with the presence of Borrelia, but are not strictly considered part of classic Lyme disease, e.g. lymphocytoma cutis, morphea.
Cutaneous Manifestations of Lyme Disease
Skin Conditions that have been associated with the presence of Borrelia Burgdorferi
Borrelia-associated Morphea -- idw-online.de or JAAD 2009;60;248–255
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