Evidence for Borrelia burgdorferi in morphea and lichen sclerosus.

  title={Evidence for Borrelia burgdorferi in morphea and lichen sclerosus.},
  author={Sebnem Ozkan and Neşe Atabey and Emel Fetil and Verda Erkizan and Ali Tahsin G{\"u}neş},
  journal={International journal of dermatology},
  volume={39 4},
BACKGROUND Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb) infection has been implicated in the development of morphea and lichen sclerosus; however, conflicting results have been reported with different investigational methods from different regions. We looked for evidence of Bb in patients with morphea and lichen sclerosus by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis of of skin biopsy samples. METHODS Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded skin biopsy samples from 10 patients with morphea and 12 patients with lichen… CONTINUE READING


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