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ticks and pulmonary illness

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By Jason Mann No BS pulmonary critical care fellow
R P Byrd, J Vasquez, T M Roy
Pulmonary signs and symptoms may provide important differential clues to the diagnosis of tick-borne illness incurred in the southern United States.
January 1997: Southern Medical Journal
J L Faul, R L Doyle, P N Kao, S J Ruoss
Ticks are capable of transmitting viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and rickettsiae to man. Several of these tick-borne pathogens can lead to pulmonary disease. Characteristic clinical features, such as erythema migrans in Lyme disease, or spotted rash in a spotted fever group disease, may serve as important diagnostic clues. Successful management of tick-borne diseases depends on a high index of suspicion and recognition of their clinical features. Patients at risk for tick bites may be coinfected with two or more tick-borne pathogens...
July 1999: Chest
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