Revisiting detachment techniques in human-biting ticks.

  title={Revisiting detachment techniques in human-biting ticks.},
  author={Asli Akin Belli and Emine Derviş and Sirri Kar and Onder Ergonul and Aysen Gargili},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  volume={75 2},
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. OBJECTIVE We aimed to compare the performance of 4 tick-detachment techniques that are widely used in human beings and to determine the optimal… CONTINUE READING