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Tick infestation of the eyelid

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences

Publisher : Rev Soc Bras Med Trop,

Source : Rev Soc Bras Med Trop, 2020

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Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Microbiology

Year : 2020

Abstract : A 57-year-old man, who was otherwise healthy, presented with complaints of a rapidly growing tumor on the lower eyelid of his right eye since the past two weeks. Using the slit lamp examination, a light brown smooth, glistening tick was found on the lower eyelid of his right eye (Figure 1). The tick was removed intact without breaking its mouth-parts (Figure 2). The patient had a pet dog, which upon examination was found to be infested with ticks of the same species. The Patient underwent regular follow-up; however, no signs and symptoms of any tick-borne diseases was observed.

Cite this Research Publication : Raghunandanan Rama Varma, Parvathi Varma, Anil Kumar "Tick infestation of the eyelid", Rev Soc Bras Med Trop, 2020

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