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Česky: Erytema migrans při lymeské borrelióze
Deutsch: Das Erythema migrans fällt meistens nicht so typisch aus wie in diesem Bild.
English: This 2007 photograph depicts the pathognomonic erythematous rash in the pattern of a “bull’s-eye”, which manifested at the site of a tick bite on this Maryland woman’s posterior right upper arm, who’d subsequently contracted Lyme disease.

Lyme disease patients who are diagnosed early, and receive proper antibiotic treatment, usually recover rapidly and completely. A key component of early diagnosis is recognition of the characteristic Lyme disease rash called erythema migrans. This rash often manifests itself in a “bull's-eye” appearance, and is observed in about 80% of Lyme disease patients.

Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, and is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and as illustrated here, the characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Note that there are a number of PHIL images related to this disease and its vectors.
Français : érythème migrant, typique, mais non systématique en cas de maladie de Lyme transmise par piqûre de tique.
Polski: Rumień wędrujący. Erythema migrans.
Nederlands: Erythema migrans.
Türkçe: Kene ısırığına hedef olmuş cildin görünümü.
Date 2007
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  • Photo Credit: James Gathany
  • Content Providers(s): CDC/ James Gathany
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