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Lobular Panniculitis due to Borrelia burgdorferi infection mimicking subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-Cell Lymphoma


Kempf, Werner; Kazakov, Dmitry V; Kutzner, Heinz (2013). Lobular Panniculitis due to Borrelia burgdorferi infection mimicking subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-Cell Lymphoma. American Journal of Dermatopathology, 35(2):e30-3.

Abstract

ABSTRACT:: The authors present an unusual case of lobular panniculitis caused by Borrelia burgdorferi senso latu infection in a 56-year-old man. It presented clinically as a solitary subcutaneous nodule. Histopathologically, the lesion resembled subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma by manifesting atypically appearing lymphocytes with cytotoxic phenotype. B. burgdorferi etiology was proven by positive polymerase chain reaction and serology and positive response to antibiotics.

Abstract

ABSTRACT:: The authors present an unusual case of lobular panniculitis caused by Borrelia burgdorferi senso latu infection in a 56-year-old man. It presented clinically as a solitary subcutaneous nodule. Histopathologically, the lesion resembled subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma by manifesting atypically appearing lymphocytes with cytotoxic phenotype. B. burgdorferi etiology was proven by positive polymerase chain reaction and serology and positive response to antibiotics.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Dermatology Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:14 Dec 2012 10:00
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:09
Publisher:Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
ISSN:0193-1091
Additional Information:This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in Kempf, Werner; Kazakov, Dmitry V; Kutzner, Heinz (2012). Lobular Panniculitis due to Borrelia burgdorferi infection mimicking subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-Cell Lymphoma. American Journal of Dermatopathology:Epub ahead of print.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1097/DAD.0b013e31827132cb
PubMed ID:23038025

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