acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans


acrodermatitis chron·​i·​ca atroph·​i·​cans -ˌkrän-i-kə-a-ˈträf-i-ˌkanz How to pronounce acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans (audio)
: 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

Note: 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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“Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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