Afzelius, Arvid

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Arvid, Swedish physician, 1857-1923.
Afzelius erythema - single lesions of erythema annulare centrifugum which erupt and spread. Synonym(s): erythema chronicum migrans; Lipschütz erythema
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In 1909, a Swedish dermatologist, Arvid Afzelius, presented his research into an expanding ringlike lesion, erythema migrans (EM), that would later be a hallmark of Lyme disease.
Steere fortuitously studied the old research of Swedish dermatologist Arvid Afzelius, who in 1909 thought a similar, ring-like symptom in Europe was caused by tick bites.