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Afzelius' syndrome

Alternative eponyms

  • Lipschütz's syndrome (misnomer)
  • Afzelius's erythema
  • Lipschütz' erythema

Related people

Eruption of single lesions of erythema annulare centrifugum, expanding to reach massive extension.

Description

Eruption of single lesions of erythema annulare centrifugum, expanding to reach massive extension. Meningitic symptoms and signs in a number of cases. Both sexes affected. In the 1980’s the etiological agent was identified to be Borrelia burgdorferi.

Bibliography

  • A. Afzelius:
    Verhandlungen der dermatologischen Gesellschaft zu Stockholm.
    Archiv für Dermatologie und Syphilis, Berlin, 1910, 101: 104. Erythema chronicum migrans.
    Acta dermato-venereologica, Stockholm, 1921, 2: 120–125.
  • B. Lipschütz:
    Zur Kenntnis der "Erythema chronicum migrans".
    Acta dermato-venereologica, Stockholm, 1931, 12: 100–102.

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