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Lyme Disease Rashes and Look-alikes

Erythema Migrans Rashes

  • Erythema migrans—red, expanding lesion with central crust

    Title 1

    Circular red rash with central clearing that slowly expands

  • Erythema migrans—red, expanding lesion with central crust

    Title 2

    Red, expanding lesion with central crust

  • Multiple erythema migrans—Early disseminated Lyme disease; multiple red lesions with dusky centers

    Title 3

    Early disseminated Lyme disease; multiple red lesions with dusky centers

  • Erythema migrans—Red, oval-shaped plaque on trunk

    Title 4

    Red, oval-shaped plaque on trunk

  • Erythema migrans—Circular red rash with central clearing that slowly expands

    Title 5

    Circular red rash with central clearing that slowly expands

  • Erythema migrans—Bluish hue without central clearing

    Title 6

    Bluish hue without central clearing

  • Erythema migrans—Red-blue lesion with central clearing on back of knee

    Title 7

    Red-blue lesion with central clearing on back of knee

Skin Conditions that are NOT an Erythema Migrans

  • Photo of Insect bite hypersensitivity

    Title 1

    Insect bite hypersensitivity

  • Photo of red mark on skin caused by fixed drug reaction

    Title 2

    Fixed drug reaction

  • Photo of a red rash on side torso caused by ringworm (Tinea corporis)

    Title 3

    Ringworm (Tinea corporis)

  • Photo of Pityriasis rosea rash on a man's stomach

    Title 4

    Pityriasis rosea rash

  • Photo of a rash on someone's legs caused by Granuloma annulare rash

    Title 5

    Granuloma annulare rash

  • Photo of a baby broke out in hives

    Title 6

    Hives (urticaria multiforme)

 
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