acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans


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Related to acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans: Lyme disease, acrodermatitis enteropathica

acrodermatitis

 [ak″ro-der″mah-ti´tis]
inflammation of the skin of the limbs, especially the hands or feet.
chronic atropic acrodermatitis (acrodermatitis chro´nica atro´phicans)
1. chronic inflammation of the skin of the extremities, leading to atrophy.
2. a diffuse chronic skin disease usually confined to the limbs, seen mainly in women in Northern, Central, and Eastern Europe, and characterized initially by an erythematous, edematous, pruritic phase followed by sclerosis and atrophy. It is caused by infection with Borrelia burgdorferi. See also lyme disease.
acrodermatitis conti´nua (continuous acrodermatitis) chronic inflammation of the skin of the limbs, in some cases becoming generalized.
enteropathic acrodermatitis (acrodermatitis enteropa´thica) a hereditary disorder of infancy due to defective zinc uptake, characterized by dermatitis with vesicles and pustules, usually around the mouth or anus and on the head, elbows, knees, hands, and feet; there are also gastrointestinal disturbances such as diarrhea, as well as total alopecia.
acrodermatitis per´stans acrodermatitis continua.

ac·ro·der·ma·ti·tis chron·i·ca a·troph·i·cans

a gradually progressive late skin manifestation of Lyme disease, appearing first on the feet, hands, elbows or knees, and composed of indurated, erythematous plaques that become atrophic, giving a tissue-paper appearance of the involved sites.

ac·ro·der·ma·ti·tis chron·i·ca a·troph·i·cans

(ak'rō-dĕr-mă-tī'tis kron'i-kă ă-trō'fi-kanz)
A late dermal manifestation of Lyme disease, appearing first on the feet, hands, elbows, or knees, and composed of indurated, erythematous plaques that become atrophic.

acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans

Dermatitis of the hands and feet that progresses slowly upward on the affected limbs.
See also: acrodermatitis
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Isolation of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato from blood of adult patients with borrelial lymphocytoma, Lyme neuroborreliosis, Lyme arthritis and acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans.
Detection of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in lesional skin of patients with erythema migrans and acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans by ospA-specific PCR.
In the skin, the well established forms include erythema chronicum migrans in the early stage of infection and irreversible degenerative acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans much later.
Twentyfour isolates were obtained from skin (19 from erythema migrans, 4 from acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans, 1 from borrelial lymphocytoma), and 5 from cerebrospinal fluid of patients with Lyme neuroborreliosis.
In the skin, the well-established forms include erythema chronicum migrans in the early stage of infection and irreversible degenerative acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans much later.
The cutaneous manifestations seen in a retrospective study of 103 patients aged 1 15 years were erythema migrans (48 patients), disseminated erythema migrans(29 patients), borrelial lymphocytoma (19 patients), combined borrelial lymphocytoma and erythema migrans (6 patients), and acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans (1 patient).
Since 1999, we have regularly isolated Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato from skin biopsy specimens of erythema migrans and acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans taken from patients at the Center for Tick-borne Diseases, Budapest, Hungary.