Bulls-eye rash is not the only Lyme rash – other skin rashes may also appear that look very different
The Bulls-eye rash is not the only rash that can appear in patients with Lyme disease. Long called the “typical” Lyme rash and WAY overstated as being “common” among those with the disease, it has now been recognized that there are other possible skin rashes that differ significantly from the bulls-eye rash and may resemble other skin conditions such as dermatitis, lupus and spider bites.
“Lyme disease is found in patients whose skin rashes do not look like the bull’s-eye, or so-called “typical” Lyme rash. Skin rashes related to Lyme disease may differ conspicuously from the bull’s-eye type. Lesions may resemble numerous other skin conditions, such as those associated with contact dermatitis, lupus, and spider bites.”
This is yet another example of what we all, as Lyme patients ourselves, have been fighting. How many have been given a five day prescription for antibiotics for a spider bite, “just in case it gets infected?”
How many of us have been told we have dermatitis, or as in my case, keritosis, even though this misdiagnosed rash is a common symptom of European burrelia?
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