Wells' syndrome-like reaction following Argas reflexus bites.

  title={Wells' syndrome-like reaction following Argas reflexus bites.},
  author={Clemmie Martin and S{\'e}bastien Debarbieux and Aurore Rozi{\`e}res and Christiane Hilger and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric B{\'e}rard},
  journal={European journal of dermatology : EJD},
  volume={28 2},
Argas reflexus is an avian ectoparasite that feeds on pigeons (“pigeon tick”). When devoid of a natural host, this tick can also bite humans. In the vicinity of buildings, ticks may invade nearby apartments and bite human beings, particularly at night. The bites can cause immediate allergic reactions, ranging from acute urticarial to lethal anaphylactic reactions [1-3]. The dominant allergen of Argas reflexus, Arg r 1, is a tick salivary gland protein that has been isolated and expressed in E… CONTINUE READING

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