volume 22, issue 3, P397-413 2008
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2008.03.005
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Jonathan A. Edlow, Daniel C. McGillicuddy

Abstract: The one tick-borne disease that rarely comes under the auspices of the infectious disease specialist is not caused by an infectious agent, but is tick paralysis. This condition is caused by tick bite and typically presents as a flaccid ascending paralysis. This article discusses this entity partly because of completeness, but also because tick paralysis, or tick toxicosis as it is sometimes called, is worth the infectious disease consultant's consideration. The differential diagnosis includes entities that are…

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