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Tick Paralysis in Human; a Case Report
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Abdigoudarzi، Mohammad نويسنده Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute, Alborz, Iran. Abdigoudarzi, Mohammad , Belgheiszadeh، Hamid نويسنده Department of Parasitology, Islamic Azad University (Medical Branch), Iran. Belgheiszadeh, Hamid , Shariati، Nabiolah نويسنده Department of Parasitology, Islamic Azad University, Tehran Medical Unit ,
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فصلنامه با شماره پیاپی 0 سال 2006
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Tick paralysis is a disease of human and animals characterized by an acute ascending flaccid motor paralysis. The condition may terminate fatally unless the tick(s) are removed before respiratory paralysis occurs. A 48 years old female was referred to a clinic in Tehran with edema at the head and neck regions. She had fever and disequilibrium. She reported a travel to mountainous parts of Tehran in early spring. During physical examination a small tick was found attached firmly to the head. It has been detached and sent to Razi Research Institute and a female Dermacentor marginatus (Acari: Ixodidae) was verified. Following the tick removal the patient's condition was improved. With respect to a rich fauna of Ixodid ticks in Iran, it is important to keep in mind the tick associated complications in this area
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Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases
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