Tick trivia: A clinical quiz, answer 2A

Apr 01, 2010
By dvm360.com staff

2) A–Incorrect.

Prompt removal of the tick is the recommended treatment for tick paralysis, and, in North America, clinical disease does not worsen after tick removal. In Australia, the signs associated with tick paralysis due to infection with Ixodes holocyclus ticks can become more severe after tick removal,8 but this phenomenon is not known to occur with D. variabilis ticks.

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