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Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2012 Sep;3(4):257-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2012.06.004. Epub 2012 Jul 27.

Borrelial lymphocytoma--a case report of a pregnant woman.

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  • 1Department of Infectious Diseases and Neuroinfections, Medical University in Bialystok, Żurawia Street 14, 15-540 Bialystok, Poland.


Borrelial lymphocytoma (BL) is a rare cutaneous manifestation of Lyme borreliosis. Epidemiological data show that BL is more common in children than in adults. It presents as a single bluish-red swelling located on the earlobe in children, near the nipple in adults. In our paper, we present a case of a pregnant woman with BL, which appeared after tick bite and disappeared completely after antibiotic therapy. The aim of the paper was to emphasize that in tick-borne disease endemic areas BL should be taken into consideration in cases of skin lesions.

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