Erythema chronicum migrans in the United States

JAMA. 1976 Aug 16;236(7):859-60.


Four cases of erythema chronicum migrans occurred within a one-month period in southeastern Connecticut. The syndrome may include advancing erythematous rash stemming from an apparent insect bite, hyperesthesias, myalgias, malaise, fever, lymphadenopathy, and, rarely, meningitis. Treatment with penicillin, the tetracycline, or, in our experience, erythromycin usually results in prompt resolution.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Biopsy
  • Connecticut
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Erythema Multiforme / diagnosis*
  • Erythema Multiforme / drug therapy
  • Erythema Multiforme / pathology
  • Erythromycin / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Skin / pathology


  • Erythromycin