Revisiting detachment techniques in human-biting ticks


Belli A. A. , Dervis E., KAR S., Ergonul O., GARGILI KELEŞ A.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.75, no.2, pp.393-397, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 75 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jaad.2016.01.032
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.393-397
  • Keywords: freezing, parasite-host relations, techniques, tick bites, tick infestations, tweezers, REMOVAL, TRANSMISSION, ATTACHMENT, DURATION

Abstract

Background: Early and complete removal of ticks using the right technique is important to reduce tick-transmitted diseases. Several chemical and mechanical detachment techniques have been described previously.