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Whats tick paralysis?
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
4 doctors agree
In brief: Just like it says..
Tick paralysis, mostly seen in the rocky mountain areas of the usa and canada in the western hemisphere, is an ascending flaccid paralysis that looks like guillain-barre syndrome but is caused by toxins from a feeding female tick, usually dermacentor. Its recovery is dependent on removal of the tick.

In brief: Just like it says..
Tick paralysis, mostly seen in the rocky mountain areas of the usa and canada in the western hemisphere, is an ascending flaccid paralysis that looks like guillain-barre syndrome but is caused by toxins from a feeding female tick, usually dermacentor. Its recovery is dependent on removal of the tick.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Tick paralysis
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001359.htm

In brief: Tick paralysis
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001359.htm
Dr. Clarence Lyons
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually means lyme
Lyme disease is caused by a tick (most commonly on deer or dog) that carries the spirochete (borrelia burgdorferi).
The tick must get its prongs into you for at least a few hours, suck enough of your blood that it gets engorged, then 'regurgitates' the blood with the spirochete into your body. If your immune system doesn't kill that spirochete, you get lyme disease. Rx early is important.

In brief: Usually means lyme
Lyme disease is caused by a tick (most commonly on deer or dog) that carries the spirochete (borrelia burgdorferi).
The tick must get its prongs into you for at least a few hours, suck enough of your blood that it gets engorged, then 'regurgitates' the blood with the spirochete into your body. If your immune system doesn't kill that spirochete, you get lyme disease. Rx early is important.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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