Chronic Borreliosis Presenting With Morphea- And Lichen Sclerosus Et Atrophicus-Like Cutaneous Lesions. A Case Report

Dermatology. 2001;202(4):373-5. doi: 10.1159/000051687.

Abstract

We report on a case of chronic cutaneous borreliosis with manifestations clinically compatible with morphea and lichen sclerosus et atrophicus. The histopathologic features of these lesions were those of acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans. Our case illustrates the concept that clinical aspects of morphea and lichen sclerosus et atrophicus pertain to the spectrum of cutaneous borreliosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Borrelia burgdorferi Group / isolation & purification
  • Ceftriaxone / therapeutic use
  • Cephalosporins / therapeutic use
  • Chronic Disease
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus / diagnosis*
  • Lyme Disease / complications
  • Lyme Disease / diagnosis*
  • Lyme Disease / drug therapy
  • Lyme Disease / pathology
  • Scleroderma, Localized / diagnosis*

Substances

  • Cephalosporins
  • Ceftriaxone