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Skin manifestations of tick bites in humans

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Skin manifestations of tick bites in humans
Published in
Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia, March 2018
DOI 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20186378
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Vidal Haddad Jr., Michel Raineri Haddad, Mônica Santos, João Luiz Costa Cardoso


Ticks are blood-sucking arthropods that attach to human skin through oral devices causing diverse initial cutaneous manifestations, and may also transmit serious infectious diseases. In certain situations, the Health Teams (and especially dermatologists) may face difficulties in identifying the lesions and associating them to the parasites. To assist them in clinical diagnosis, we suggest a classification of the skin manifestations in primary lesions, which occur by the attachment the tick to the host (for toxicity and the anticoagulant substances in the saliva and/or marked inflammation by the penetration and permanence of the mouthparts) and secondary lesions that are manifestations of infections caused by rickettsia, bacteria, protozoa and fungi inoculated by the ticks.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 63 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 16%
Student > Master 8 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 10%
Researcher 5 8%
Lecturer 2 3%
Other 10 16%
Unknown 22 35%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 19%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 8 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 5%
Other 7 11%
Unknown 23 37%