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August 19, 1992

Erythema Migrans in Lyme Disease: A Correction

Author Affiliations

Southampton, NY

JAMA. 1992;268(7):874. doi:10.1001/jama.1992.03490070052038

To the Editor.  —The illustration of a "characteristic erythema migrans lesion" used in the article by Kaslow1 first appeared in my 1984 article on Lyme disease.2 The "dark papular lesion at the periphery" represents a fibroepithelial polyp, not the site of a possible tick bite. The erythema migrans lesion appeared on the left hip, measured 8 by 9 cm, and had been present for 7 days.