Morphoea: a manifestation of infection with Borrelia species?

  title={Morphoea: a manifestation of infection with Borrelia species?},
  author={Klaus Eisendle and T. Grabner and Bettina Gudrun Zelger},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  volume={157 6},
BACKGROUND Morphoea or localized scleroderma is a cutaneous inflammatory disease with still unknown aetiology. Borrelia burgdorferi as causative agent has been discussed controversially. OBJECTIVES To assess the evidence for infection with B. burgdorferi in patients with morphoea by focus-floating microscopy (FFM). METHODS Using standard histological equipment, tissue sections stained with a polyclonal B. burgdorferi antibody were simultaneously scanned through in two planes: horizontally… CONTINUE READING

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