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Brief Communication
Korean J Parasitol. 1998 Mar;36(1):59-61. English.
Published online Mar 20, 1998.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1998.36.1.59
Copyright © 1998 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
A human case of tick bite by Ixodes nipponensis
J S Ryu,*1J U Lee,2M H Ahn,1D Y Min,1 and H I Ree3
1Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791, Korea.
Received October 10, 1997; Accepted February 02, 1998.

Abstract

A human case of the tick bite on the back of 36-year-old man was found in September 1995. On admission he complained of itching sensation and pain at the site. The removed tick was identified morphologically as Ixodes nipponensis.

Figures


Fig. 1
Ventral view of the removed tick.


Fig. 2
A schematic drawing of left coxae of the tick. Internal spur (arrow) of first coxa is longer and stronger than the external spur (asterisk). The tip of the internal spur does not overlay on the edge of coxa II because the coxa I moved forward.

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