acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans

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

Medical Definition of acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/acrodermatitis%20chronica%20atrophicans. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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