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PHIL Image 9875
 
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Description:This 2007 photograph depicts the pathognomonic erythematous rash in the pattern of a “bull’s-eye”, which manifested at the site of a tick bite on this Maryland woman’s posterior right upper arm, who’d subsequently contracted Lyme disease.

Lyme disease patients who are diagnosed early, and receive proper antibiotic treatment, usually recover rapidly and completely. A key component of early diagnosis is recognition of the characteristic Lyme disease rash called erythema migrans. This rash often manifests itself in a “bull's-eye” appearance, and is observed in about 80% of Lyme disease patients.

Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, and is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and as illustrated here, the characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Note that there are a number of PHIL images related to this disease and its vectors.

High Resolution:Right click here and select "Save Target As..." for hi-resolution image (30.38 MB)
Content Providers(s):CDC/ James Gathany
Creation Date:2007
Photo Credit:James Gathany
Links:
  • CDC – Learn about Lyme Disease
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    CDC Organization

    MeSH
    tree picture Chemicals and Drugs
    tree picture tree picture Immunologic and Biological Factors
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Biological Products
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Vaccines
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Bacterial Vaccines
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Lyme Disease Vaccines
    tree picture Diseases
    tree picture tree picture Bacterial Infections and Mycoses
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Bacterial Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Borrelia Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Lyme Disease
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Erythema Chronicum Migrans
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Tick-Borne Diseases
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Lyme Disease
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Erythema Chronicum Migrans
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Spirochaetales Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Borrelia Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Lyme Disease
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Erythema Chronicum Migrans
    tree picture Organisms
    tree picture tree picture Bacteria
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Negative Bacteria
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Negative Anaerobic Bacteria
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Negative Anaerobic Straight, Curved, and Helical Rods
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Spirochaetaceae
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Borrelia
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Borrelia burgdorferi Group
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Borrelia burgdorferi
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Spirochaetales
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Spirochaetaceae
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Borrelia
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Borrelia burgdorferi Group
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Borrelia burgdorferi
    Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.
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