Non-infectious illness after tick bite
Beaman, M. (2018). Non-infectious illness after tick bite. Microbiology Australia, 39 (4), 212-215.
Tick bites are common and may have non-infectious complications. Reactions range from local reactions to systemic syndromes, tick paralysis, mammalian meat allergy and tick anaphylaxis. Management revolves around prevention with vector avoidance and immediate removal of the tick if bitten. Treatment of bite reactions is usually symptomatic only with anti-histamines or corticosteroids. Adrenaline may be indicated for severe cases.
tick bites, non-infectious complications, treatment