Fast Five Quiz: Can You Identify and Treat Lyme Disease?

Russell W. Steele, MD


July 15, 2015

Rash location is another important diagnostic clue. Unlike spider and other arthropod bites, erythema migrans rarely is found on the hands or feet. Rather, ticks tend to bite where natural barriers impede their forward motion (eg, popliteal fossa, axillary or gluteal folds, hairline, areas near elastic bands in bra straps or underwear). In children, the scalp, face, and hairline are especially common locations.

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