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Tick bite prevention and tick removal

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7123 (Published 09 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7123

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Re: Tick bite prevention and tick removal

The corollary of this useful article is that not all tick bites are noticed at all, so a high degree of awareness is required to identify likely tick-related complications even in the absence of a known tick bite. A few weeks after I visited a area of deer habitation, having given no thought to ticks, a bright colleague of mine suggested that my odd symptoms of fever, cellulitic looking rash and muscle cramps might just be Lyme disease. A prompt course of doxycycline prevented seroconversion.....

Competing interests: No competing interests

17 December 2013
Ben Bradley
GP
Meuhedet Health Care Organisation
Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel