Dermoscopy click of tricky tick infestation from an urban area

Authors

  • Praneet P. Awake Symbiosis Medical College for Women, Symbiosis International University, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
  • Ketaki Pathak Symbiosis Medical College for Women, Symbiosis International University, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
  • Sourav Sen Symbiosis Medical College for Women, Symbiosis International University, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Abstract

Ticks are ecto-parasites that live in woods or on animals and feed on blood. They act as vectors for transmission of various infectious diseases in human beings. Ticks can sometimes be mistaken for a mole, melanoma or other nevi. Dermoscopy can play vital role in detecting the attached tick, identifying its genus and species. It also helps to confirm the complete separation of tick or whether residual parts of tick hypostome are left behind after removal from human skin.

Author Biographies

Praneet P. Awake, Symbiosis Medical College for Women, Symbiosis International University, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Department of Dermatolog

Ketaki Pathak, Symbiosis Medical College for Women, Symbiosis International University, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Department of Microbiology

Sourav Sen, Symbiosis Medical College for Women, Symbiosis International University, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Department of Microbiology

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Published

2022-06-01

How to Cite

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Awake PP, Ketaki Pathak, Sourav Sen. Dermoscopy click of tricky tick infestation from an urban area. J Pak Assoc Dermatol [Internet]. 2022Jun.1 [cited 2024Jun.24];32(2):458-9. Available from: http://www.jpad.com.pk/index.php/jpad/article/view/1899

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