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Pediatrics. 2013 Jun;131(6):e1977-81. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-1225. Epub 2013 May 13.

Lyme chondritis presenting as painless ear erythema.

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  • 1George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA. hsriniva@cnmc.org

Abstract

Erythema of the ear lobe in the context of Lyme disease is caused by either borrelial lymphocytoma or localized erythema migrans. Here we present a case of chondritis limited to the ear cartilage caused by Lyme disease. The patient was treated with ceftriaxone with complete resolution of symptoms.

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ENT; Lyme disease; chondritis; otolaryngologic manifestations

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23669522
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