Tick infestation simulating a traumatized, papillomatous nevus.


A patient is described who had a five-week history of agonizing pain in a "mole" on his left inner thigh that clinically was thought to be a traumatized, papillomatous nevus. Biopsy disclosed the presence of the body parts of a hard tick. Much has been written about ticks as agents or vectors of disease. This case demonstrates the less well-described… (More)


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