Vesicular erythema migrans: an atypical and easily misdiagnosed form of Lyme disease
Bulls eye rashes are only one type of dermatological manifestation of Lyme disease. Atypical rashes can arise, and in this article, a vesicular rash was seen in a patient with Lyme disease, which could easily be confused with a herpes virus infection. Solid red rashes, which can be confused with a cellulitis, are a common manifestation of Lyme in the US, although some patients never develop a rash at all. This article discusses atypical presentations of EM, which patients and health care providers need to be aware of.
Erythema migrans is the initial sign in the majority of patients infected with Borrelia, the genus of…