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2021 Jun

Curr Trop Med Rep



Dermatologic Manifestations of Tick-borne Diseases in Travelers.


Cordero J H, Shepard Z, Schultz J, Scherrer S, Henao-Martinez AF, Saifee J, Franco-Paredes C, Suarez J A, Agudelo-Higuita N
Curr Trop Med Rep. 2021 Jun; 8(2):99-103.
PMID: 34290955.


International and domestic travelers may acquire a wide variety of infectious diseases transmitted by exposure to insects. Exposure to ticks may be associated with systemic infections clinically suspected through skin and soft tissue manifestations along with fever, myalgia, headache, and other related symptoms. Cutaneous lesions may include eschars at the site of initial contact, maculopapular rashes, or others as the result of systemic dissemination of viral, Rickettsial, parasitic, and protozoan infections acquired by exposure to different types of ticks.