Problem

Tick paralysis

Nature:

Tick paralysis is the only tick-borne disease that is not caused by an infectious organism. The illness is caused by a neurotoxin produced in the tick's salivary gland. After prolonged attachment, the engorged tick transmits the toxin to its host. The incidence of tick paralysis is unknown. Patients can experience severe respiratory distress (similar to anaphylaxis).

Values:
Paralysis
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET