Tick Paralysis

The tick paralysis is an ascending flaccid paralysis, which occurs when trapped toxic Ixodidae (hard ticks) for several days. In North America, some Dermacentor can – and Amblyomma species cause tick paralysis by donating via saliva a neurotoxin. The toxin is in the first phase after the bite in which the blood is sucked, not present in the saliva of the tick. This means that the paralysis only occurs when…

September 3, 2018
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