Disease Information for Tick paralysis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Inoculation site/Vector source/Skin break/bite
Local lesion/skin rash
Acute Motor Weakness
Digital Muscle Weakness
Hypotonia
Muscle weakness
Ascending paralysis syndrome/signs
Flaccid arm/shoulder paralysis
Flaccid muscle paralysis
Flaccid paralysis/legs
Hyporeflexia/DTRs decreased
Leg reflexes, bilateral decrease
Local numbness
Paralysis
Wrist drop
Shallow breathing
Acutely ill patient/signs
Weakness
Disease Progression
Course/Progressive
Course/Slow curve/fast break over 24 hrs
Course/Subacute
Demographics & Risk Factors
Exposure Factors
Exposure/Dermocenter Andersoni tick vector
Exposure/Tick bite
Travel, Geographic & Climate Related Factors
Residence/travel/Alabama
Residence/travel/Georgia
Residence/travel/North Carolina
Residence/travel/Oklahoma
Residence/travel/Virginia
Event, Activity, Behavioral & Seasonal Factors
Activity/Hiking/mountain climbing
Lifestyle/Barefoot/exposures
Diagnostic Test Results
Electrodiagnosis
EMG/NCS Axonal disease pattern
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Botulism
Eaton-Lambert syndrome
Guillain-Barre syndrome
Hypokalemic periodic paralysis
Insect Bites
Myasthenia gravis
Myelitis, transverse
Poliomyelitis, acute
Associated Disease & Complications
Acute respiratory failure/Respiratory arrest
Death/Unanticipated
Encephalopathy/CNS effect
Motor neuropathy
Paralytic Disorder
Paraplegia
Peripheral neuropathy
Polyneuritis
Respiratory muscle paralysis
Tick paralysis
Toxic peripheral/polyneuropathy
Polyneuropathy
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Arthropod/acarid/tick bourne infection (ex)
AGENT/Endemic disease (ex)
AGENT/Infestations/arthropoda (category)
AGENT/Tick-borne illness (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Exotoxin/secretion by microbe
Pathophysiology/Lung Ventilation Neuromuscular
Process
PROCESS/INCIDENCE/Regional specific
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
PROCESS/Poison/specific (category)
Toxin
TOXIN/Envenomation
TOXIN/Latency after exposure/ingestion
TOXIN/Poison/Zoologic/stings/bites (category)
TOXIN/Slow curve fast break 24 hrs
Definition

Paralysis caused by a neurotropic toxin secreted by the salivary glands of ticks.

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