Merging Patches, an Atypical Presentation of Disseminated Cutaneous Lyme Disease: A Case Report

TitleMerging Patches, an Atypical Presentation of Disseminated Cutaneous Lyme Disease: A Case Report
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsC, T, Bogoch II, D, C
JournalJ Emerg Med
VolumeS0736-4679
Start Page30844-1
Issue20
Date Published10/2020
Keywordsdermatology, disseminated rash, Lyme disease, systemic illnesses, tick-borne diseases
Abstract

We describe a phenomenon of disseminated Lyme with multiple rash complexes that is unrecognized by clinicians. A 65-year-old woman with no prior medical history presented with flu-like symptoms including headache, nausea, and arthralgias, as well as a nonpruritic rash on her lower limbs. On physical examination, multiple red, blanching patches with a diameter of up to 20 cm were seen.

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