Volume 11, Number 3 (11-1997)                   Med J Islam Repub Iran 1997 | Back to browse issues page


XML Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

CHAMS-DAVATCHI C. THE FIRST ENDEMIC CASE OF LYME BORRELIOSIS IN IRAN. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 1997; 11 (3) :237-239
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1098-en.html

From the Department of Dermatology, Razi Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Abstract:   (1894 Views)
This case report shows the existence of Lyme borreliosis disease in Iran and proves the existence of the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi in Iran which had not been found before in the ticks of this region. It is important for our physicians to consider Lyme borreliosis in their differential diagnosis. Apart from skin manifestations, neurological, cardiac, articular and ocular lesions are not diseasespecific and the diagnosis can be mistaken. An important feature of this case is the existence of atypical cutaneous lesions alongside the typical lesions.
Full-Text [PDF 147 kb]   (1419 Downloads)    
Type of Study: case report | Subject: Dermatology