NODULARE PANNIKULITIS: EINE VERLAUFSFORM DER LYME-BORRELIOSE?

Translated title of the contribution: Nodular panniculitis: A form of Lyme disease?

D. Hassler, J. Zorn, L. Zoller, M. Neuss, C. Weyand, J. Goronzy, I. A. Born, V. Preac-Mursic

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Abstract

Infection with Borrelia burgdorferi can induce various skin manifestations. The type of skin manifestation and the histopathological picture depend on the stage of infection and vary from local inflammatory infiltrates to chronic atrophic skin disease. Involvement of subcutaneous tissue has been observed only very rarely. We report on two patients suffering from nodular panniculitis (Pfeifer-Weber-Christian) and present evidence that the disease was caused by Borrelia burgdorferi. In one of the cases Borrelia burgdorferi was repeatedly isolated from skin and subcutaneous tissue biopsies in spite of repeated high-dose therapy with ceftriaxone, Doxycycline and cefotaxime.

Translated title of the contributionNodular panniculitis: A form of Lyme disease?
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)134-138
Number of pages5
JournalHautarzt
Volume43
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1992

Keywords

  • Borrelia burgdorferi
  • cefotaxime
  • Lyme disease
  • nodular panniculitis
  • Weber-Christian disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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