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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.

Abstract

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.

Figures


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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