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Vol. 192, No. 2, 1996
Issue release date: 1996
Section title: Case Report
Dermatology 1996;192:136–139
(DOI:10.1159/000246339)

Polymerase Chain Reaction of Borrelia burgdorferi Flagellin Gene in Shulman Syndrome

Hashimoto Y. · Takahashi H. · Matsuo S. · Hirai K. · Takemori N. · Nakao M. · Miyamoto K. · lizuka H.
Departments of aDermatology, bInternal Medicine and cParasitology, Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Japan

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Article / Publication Details

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Abstract of Case Report

Received: 12/27/1994
Accepted: 4/18/1995
Published online: 10/7/2009

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1018-8665 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9832 (Online)

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Abstract

A 49-year-old man presented a progressive swelling and induration of the skin resulting in flexion contracture. He had a history of two tick bites at the age of 17 and 47 years. Serum anti-Borrelia-burgdorferi antibody was positive; isolation of B. burgdorferi from the skin lesion was unsuccessful. He had eosinophilia (white blood cells 8,300/μl, 33% eosinophils) and hypergammaglobulinemia. The diagnosis of Shulman syndrome (eosinophilic fasciitis) from clinical and histological findings was established. A part of the flagellin gene of B. burgdorferi was detected in a skin biopsy sample by using the polymerase chain reaction method. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of detection of B.-burgdorferi-specific DNA from a skin sample of Shulman syndrome.


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Case Report

Received: 12/27/1994
Accepted: 4/18/1995
Published online: 10/7/2009

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1018-8665 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9832 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/DRM


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