Non-infectious illness after tick bite

Miles H. Beaman

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Tick bites are common and may have non-infectious complications. Reactions range from local reactions to systemic syndromes, tick paralysis, mammalian meat allergy and tick anaphylaxis. Management revolves around prevention with vector avoidance and immediate removal of the tick if bitten. Treatment of bite reactions is usually symptomatic only with anti-histamines or corticosteroids. Adrenaline may be indicated for severe cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-215
Number of pages4
JournalMicrobiology Australia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018


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