Comparison of Skin Lesions Caused by Ixodes ricinus Ticks and Lipoptena cervi Deer Keds Infesting Humans in the Natural Environment

  title={Comparison of Skin Lesions Caused by Ixodes ricinus Ticks and Lipoptena cervi Deer Keds Infesting Humans in the Natural Environment},
  author={Weronika A Buczek and Alicja Buczek and Katarzyna Bartosik and Alicja Buczek},
  journal={International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health},
  • W. Buczek, A. Buczek, +1 author A. Buczek
  • Published 2020
  • Medicine, Biology
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Background: The territorial expansion and increased population size of haematophagous arthropods (i.e., the castor bean tick Ixodes ricinus (Ixodida: Ixodidae) and the deer ked Lipoptena cervi (Diptera: Hippoboscidae)) has enhanced the risk of human infestations in Europe. The aim of our study was to present skin lesions induced by tick and deer ked bites in patients from recreational forest regions in southeastern Poland and pay attention to features of skin changes that may be useful in… Expand
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