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Title:Cutis laxa acquisita: is there any association with Borrelia burgdorferi?
Authors:Ozkan S, Fetil E, Gunes AT, Bozkurt E, Sahin T, Erkizan V, Yuce A
Source:Eur J Dermatol 1999 Oct-Nov;9(7):561-4
Organization:Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Dokuz Eylul, 35340 Inciralti, Izmir, Turkey.

We report the first case of an acquired form of generalized cutis laxa which has positive serology and a positive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) result for lyme borreliosis. A 44-year-old man complained of excessively loose skin for four years and had no family history of any skin disease. Dermatological examination showed lax and wrinkled skin all over the body (especially on the cheeks and the intertriginous areas). Positive serology for lyme borreliosis and the presence of Borrelia burgdorferi DNA which was demonstrated by nested PCR in this acquired form of cutis laxa is interesting since it has not been reported in literature previously.

Adult, Borrelia burgdorferi, GENETICS, IMMUNOLOGY, Case Report, Cutis Laxa, IMMUNOLOGY, PATHOLOGY, DNA, Bacterial, ANALYSIS, Female, Human, Lyme Disease, IMMUNOLOGY, Male, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Skin, METABOLISM, PATHOLOGY

Language: Eng

Unique ID: 99455184

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