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Prognostic Factors in Tick Paralysis

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

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Description:

Tick paralysis is an envenomation associated with a variety of ticks that affects animals and humans worldwide. The toxin appears to be a pronase-resistant protein produced in the salivary gland of the tick and released in the tick's saliva during blood feeding. It acts as a presynaptic neurotoxin at the neuromuscular junction. Some patients may have a serious course and fatalities have been reported.

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