Lyme disease

An area of redness with a well-defined border expands over several days. The size of the ring varies and may be 10 cm or larger.

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The bulls eye lesion in the early stages

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Erythema migrans is the most common presentation for lyme disease

It is very common to see a different pattern. Many patients present with several large, flat, red, round areas primarily localized to trunk and buttocks. This is a highly distinctive presentation and is essentially diagnostic of Lyme disease.

Multiple large red circles is a highly characteristic finding for many cases of lyme disease

Multiple large red circles is a highly characteristic finding for many cases of lyme disease. The classic bulls-eye lesion may not occur in these patients.

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The appearance of multiple red circles is highly characteristic of lyme disease