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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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