Cutis 2018 Jan;101(1):19;20;36
Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA.
Dermacentor ticks are hard ticks found throughout most of North America and are easily identified by their large size, ornate scutum, and prominent dorsal pits. They are important disease vectors and are implicated in transmission of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), Colorado tick fever, tularemia, and erlichiosis. They also are an important cause of fatal tick paralysis.
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