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Borrelial lymphocytoma

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Borrelial lymphocytoma

  • a rare skin manifestation of Lyme disease
    • characterized by a painless bluish-red nodule
    • predominantly seen in children
  • typical sites of borrelial lymphocytoma are:
    • localized on the ear lobe,
    • nipple, or
    • scrotum
  • usually there is a preceding or concomitant erythema migrans
  • antibiotic therapy generally leads to resolution within several weeks


  • Kullber BJ et al. Lyme borreliosis: diagnosis and management.BMJ 2020;369:m1041
  • Maraspin V et al. Borrelial Lymphocytoma in Adult Patients. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Oct 1;63(7):914-21

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