Tick bite paralysis

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Abstract

Tick-borne illnesses are receiving much attention lately because of the spread of Lyme disease. This illness and Rocky Mountain spotted fever are examples of diseases from an infectious agent transmitted by the bite of a tick. In contrast is a condition recognized by early explorers of Australia in which animals became paralyzed over several days and died when ticks attached and fed by sucking blood from the animal. Tick paralysis is a significant veterinary medical problem in Australia and South Africa where farm and domestic animals may be frequently affected and die. Humans may also be affected. If the illness is promptly recognized and properly managed, full recovery occurs. If not, death may ensue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-34
Number of pages3
JournalSeminars in Neurology
Volume10
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1990

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Tick Paralysis
Tick Bites
Domestic Animals
Ticks
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Lyme Disease
South Africa
Communicable Diseases

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Tick bite paralysis. / Kincaid, John.

In: Seminars in Neurology, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1990, p. 32-34.

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Kincaid, J 1990, 'Tick bite paralysis', Seminars in Neurology, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 32-34.
Kincaid, John. / Tick bite paralysis. In: Seminars in Neurology. 1990 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 32-34.
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