Etiologic role of Borrelia burgdorferi in morphea: A case report

  • Authors:
    • Florica Șandru
    • Adelina Popa
    • Aida Petca
    • Raluca‑Gabriela Miulescu
    • Maria Magdalena Constantin
    • Răzvan‑Cosmin Petca
    • Traian Constantin
    • Mihai Cristian Dumitrașcu
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  • Published online on: May 29, 2020     https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2020.8815
  • Pages: 2373-2376
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Abstract

Morphea is an inflammatory skin disease with self‑limited evolution, presenting as localized sclerosis of the skin and/or underlying tissues. The incidence is not exactly known; the disease occurs more frequently in women, and there is no sex prevalence. Pathogenesis of morphea remains still controversial. Several theories exist and the Borrelia burgdorferi infection is not yet elucidated. The aim of this report is to present the main mechanisms involved in the etiophatogenesis of morphea and also the thepapeutic options. A case of a 60‑year‑old woman is presented, who was referred to the clinic for an erythematous‑violaceus, asymptomatic eruption, located on the trunk and legs, for appoximately 2 months. The patient's medical history revealed an infection with Borrelia 1 year previously. After diagnosis of morphea was established, and with systemic therapy (corticosteroids and methotrexate), the evolution was favorable.

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Șandru F, Popa A, Petca A, Miulescu RG, Constantin MM, Petca RC, Constantin T and Dumitrașcu MC: Etiologic role of Borrelia burgdorferi in morphea: A case report. Exp Ther Med 20: 2373-2376, 2020
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Șandru, F., Popa, A., Petca, A., Miulescu, R., Constantin, M.M., Petca, R. ... Dumitrașcu, M.C. (2020). Etiologic role of Borrelia burgdorferi in morphea: A case report. Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, 20, 2373-2376. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2020.8815
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Șandru, F., Popa, A., Petca, A., Miulescu, R., Constantin, M. M., Petca, R., Constantin, T., Dumitrașcu, M. C."Etiologic role of Borrelia burgdorferi in morphea: A case report". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 20.3 (2020): 2373-2376.
Chicago
Șandru, F., Popa, A., Petca, A., Miulescu, R., Constantin, M. M., Petca, R., Constantin, T., Dumitrașcu, M. C."Etiologic role of Borrelia burgdorferi in morphea: A case report". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 20, no. 3 (2020): 2373-2376. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2020.8815