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Management of tick infestation of the eyelid.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19617802     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tick infestation of ocular tissues is not common. Tick inoculation of the skin can locally lead to granuloma and abscess formation. More concerning, however, is the potential systemic sequelae that can result from transmission of zoonoses such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Ehrlichia, and tularemia. To avoid these complications, it is critical that the tick is completely removed. The authors present a case of tick infestation in the eyelid of a 55-year-old woman and review the management of such a case.
Kristina M Price; Julie A Woodward
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1537-2677     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Publication Date:    2009 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-20     Completed Date:  2009-09-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508431     Medline TA:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  328-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Blepharoplasty / methods*
Diagnosis, Differential
Eye Infections, Parasitic / diagnosis,  parasitology,  surgery*
Eyelid Diseases / diagnosis,  parasitology,  surgery*
Eyelids / parasitology*,  pathology,  surgery
Middle Aged
Tick Infestations / diagnosis,  parasitology,  surgery*

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