Tick paralysis

27 October 2014

Tick paralysis

Imbedded Tick

Caused by a neurotoxin secreted by American dog, Rocky Mt. wood, deer/blacklegged and lone star ticks. 

Symptoms begin 2-6 days  after attachment and primarily involve a paralysis that begins in the feet and spreads upward. May be fatal if respiratory muscles involved.
 
Paralysis resolves when tick is completely removed. 

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