Tag Ixodes holocyclus
Toxicology-Conundrum-340 256

Paralysis and a head lump

A 5 year old girl is unable to walk and is becoming progressively weaker. She also complained of a lump on her head. Can you make the diagnosis?
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Tick Paralysis

Tick paralysis is a rare life-threatening disorder caused by envenoming from ixodid tick bites. Can cause respiratory paralysis