Management of tick infestation of the eyelid.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Tick infestation of ocular tissues is not common. Tick inoculation of the skin can locally lead to granuloma and abscess formation. More concerning, however, is the potential systemic sequelae that can result from transmission of zoonoses such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Ehrlichia, and tularemia. To avoid these complications, it is critical that the tick is completely removed. The authors present a case of tick infestation in the eyelid of a 55-year-old woman and review the management of such a case.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Price, KM; Woodward, JA

Published Date

  • July 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 328 - 330

PubMed ID

  • 19617802

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-2677

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/IOP.0b013e3181aad642


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States