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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 191-193

Tick bite: Report of a rare case

Department of Dermatology, SVS Medical College, Mahbubnagar, Telangana, India

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Angoori Gnaneshwar Rao
F12, B8, HIG-2 APHB, Baghlingampally, Hyderabad - 500 044, Telangana
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.181663

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Tick bites are uncommon and are vectors of a number of skin diseases; some are innocuous and others deleterious. Herein, we report a case of tick bite in a 50-year-old man who presented with an insect in the abdominal wall, unassociated with systemic involvement. Examination revealed the presence of a tick in the abdominal wall (near the right hypochondrium) with head embedded in it. There is an erythematous, edematous swelling surrounding the bite with elevated skin fold covering the head of the tick. Biopsy from the swelling after the removal of tick revealed foci of fibrinoid material with perivascular lymphocytes, neutrophils, and histiocytes in the dermis.

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