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acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans

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noun acrodermatitis chron·i·ca atroph·i·cans \-ˌkrän-i-kə-a-ˈträf-i-ˌkanz\

Medical Definition of acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans

  1. :  a chronic skin condition of the extremities that is a late manifestation of Lyme disease and is marked by bluish-red lesions and localized swelling followed months or years later by thin, dry, and wrinkled atrophied skin usually with ulcerations Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans is typically associated with a species of spirochete of the genus Borrelia (B. afzelli) prevalent in European countries.




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