Tick-borne Infections Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1016/j.ehmc.2015.06.001 Web of Science: 000219523800005

Cited authors

  • Rivera, Karla B. Rivera; Blais, Christopher M.


  • Tick-borne illnesses (TBI) are infections acquired through a bite of a tick. Because of the nonspecific signs and symptoms experienced by patients presenting with TBIs, a high index of suspicion is crucial to include a TBI in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with symptoms compatible with a TBI. Although the results of diagnostic testing are often not available at the time treatment decisions are made, it is important to obtain a history of possible tick exposure and consider the epidemiology of infected ticks when considering the possibility of TBI.

Publication date

  • 2015

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2211-5943

Start page

  • 489

End page

  • 499


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