A non-traumatic, blue-purple auricle: case report

A. Sewnaik, J Kamarashev, NS (Nicholas) Peters, JB van Rijswijk

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Abstract

Objective: We report a typical case of earlobe lymphocytoma. Method: A case report and literature review are presented. Results: A 10-year-old girl presented with a blue-coloured earlobe. A diagnosis of Lyme disease was confirmed by serological tests. Lyme borreliosis is the most common tick-borne disease in the northern hemisphere. It is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato. The patient was successfully treated with antibiotics. Conclusion: The diagnostic process and ENT symptomatology of Lyme disease and borrelial lymphocytoma are summarised and discussed.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)804-806
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Volume124
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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