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Thankfully, with the preventatives available now, Tick Paralysis only needs to occur in the history books.
As certain causes of LMND in Australia show a strong regional distribution (e.g., tick paralysis), understanding the lifestyle and recent travel history of the pet may assist in shortening the list of differential diagnoses [4-9].
Repeat NCS was done which turned out to be normal and with the history of insect bite clinical and electrophysiological findings fitting in diagnosis of tick paralysis was made.
Some of the rarer illnesses passed on by the insects include Q fever, Colorado tick fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, African tick bite fever, ehrlichiosis, tick paralysis, and tick-borne meningoencephalitis.
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Some attached females of this tick can also cause tick paralysis, especially in dogs and humans (Wells et al.
Other common causes are old age, neurological and degenerative diseases, tick paralysis and nutritional hind quarter weakness.
-- Tick paralysis is often misdiagnosed--with potentially dire consequences--as one of the other diseases that cause an acute ascending paralysis with preserved mental status.
Tick paralysis (TP), a uniquely tickborne poisoning, is an ascending neuromuscular paralysis with sensory sparing caused by salivary neurotoxins secreted by gravid hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) while blood-feeding.
Although ticks are most often associated with Lyme Disease, they can also transmit ehrlichiosis (similar to Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever), tularemia (Rabbit Fever) and tick paralysis to dogs.
Examples of tick-borne diseases of animals include Lyme disease, tick paralysis, tularemia, RMSF, hemobartonellosis, canine ehrlichiosis, Q fever, and cytauxzoonosis.