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Human 'seed tick' infestation



Human 'seed tick' infestation



Archives of Dermatology 117(12): 812-814



The author reports a case of infestation by larvae of Amblyomma americanum (L.) on the scrotum and pubic area of a 5-year-old boy in eastern North Carolina. The ticks had probably been acquired while the boy was sitting in tall grass. There was no local inflammation or subsequent fever. Because of the difficulty of removing the minute larvae, lindane shampoo was applied to the affected area and this successfully removed the ticks.

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DOI: 10.1001/archderm.1981.01650120058026



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