Anticorpi anti-Borrelia burgdorferi nell'eritema cronico migrante, nella lymphadenosis cutis benigna, nella sclerodermia e nel lichen scleroatrofico.

Translated title of the contribution: Anti-Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies in chronic erythema migrans, benign lymphadenosis cutis, scleroderma and scleroatrophic lichen

G. Afa, F. Caprilli, E. Crescimbeni, A. Morrone, G. Prignano, M. Fazio

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Abstract

Fiftyone patients with a diagnosis of erythema chronicum migrans (ECM), lymphadenosis cutis benigna (LABC), systemic progressive sclerosis, localized scleroderma and lichen sclerosus et atrophicans were investigated in order to obtain serological evaluation of Borrelia burgdorferi circulating antibodies. In addition sera from 9 patients with pellagroid erythema, prurigo and panniculitis were performed: in these dermatoses there was no evidence of a possible borrelia relationship. Indirect immunofluorescence assay was used for serologic testing. Elevated IgG antibody titers were detected in one female patient with localized scleroderma (1:128) and in one male patient with LABC (1:64). Serologic testing was not positive in the other 58 patients. The very small number of patients with positive antibodies in our study would indicate that Borrelia burgdorferi infection is sporadic in Lazio.

Translated title of the contributionAnti-Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies in chronic erythema migrans, benign lymphadenosis cutis, scleroderma and scleroatrophic lichen
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)369-373
Number of pages5
JournalGiornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia
Volume125
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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