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Korean J Parasitol. 1998 Mar;36(1):63-65. English.
Published online Mar 20, 1998.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1998.36.1.63
Copyright © 1998 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
A human case of tick bite by Ixodes persulcatus
K Im,1I Y Lee,*1 and W J Lee2
1Department of Parasitology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Received July 15, 1997; Accepted December 19, 1997.


The first case of tick bite by Ixodes persulcatus in Korea is reported. The tick was found on the skin of right lower axilla region of a 60-year-old woman.


Fig. 1
A tick is attached firmly on skin of right axillary region surrounded by the erythematous lesion (upper). Tick is engorged with blood meal (lower).

Fig. 2
Morphological characteristics of Ixodes persulcatus nymph. 1. Whole body. 2. Hypostome. 3. Tarsus I of leg. 4. Internal and external spur. 5. Spicular plate. 6. Anus. Bar = 1mm.

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