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Chest port implanted Fri, surgeon said chest/neck skin very fibrous, like cutting thru gristle in meat & dulled 3 scalpels. What could be cause? Lyme?

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Lyme infects joints

and nerves. The erythema annular does not scar. So, 'no' on lyme.
However, previous scarring would do this. Prior procedures/surgeries in the same area certainly would do this. Alternatively other medical conditions (scleroderma) that cause scarring could also do this.

In brief: Lyme infects joints

and nerves. The erythema annular does not scar. So, 'no' on lyme.
However, previous scarring would do this. Prior procedures/surgeries in the same area certainly would do this. Alternatively other medical conditions (scleroderma) that cause scarring could also do this.
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