June 3, 2016 Atlas of Science
Flegel disease (Hyperkeratosis lenticularis perstans – HLP) is a rare autosomal dermatosis, characterized by small, asymptomatic, reddishbrown, keratotic papules occurring most frequently over the dorsa of the feet and the lower parts of the arms and legs. The majority of cases have been reported in European patients of 35 to 60 years old. All treatment options as external medications, phototherapy, or invasive methods tend to have only a partial effect.
Our study published in Folia Microbiologica in 2016 shows the presence of two species from B. burgdorferi sensu lato complex isolated from a patient with HLP – B. burgdorferi sensu stricto (s.s.) and Borrelia garinii.