Pityriasis lichenoides-like lesions with perifolliculitis in Lyme borreliosis

S. Menni, G. Pistritto, C. Gelmetti, G. Stanta, G. Trevisan

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A 13-year-old girl presented cutaneous lesions reminiscent of pityriasis lichenoides, associated with headache and fever. The clinical features raised the suspicion of Lyme borreliosis due to their occurrence three months after a trip in an endemic area. The diagnosis of Lyme borreliosis was confirmed by the demonstration of spirochete-like bodies inside the lesions with Warthin-Starry silver stain and by identifying B. burgdorferi flagellar genoma in the affected skin with polymerase-chain reaction. The authors discussed the diagnosis, prognosis and therapy of this unique case of Lyme borreliosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-80
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatric Dermatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1994


  • Lyme borreliosis
  • pityriasis lichenoides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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