Ascending paralysis caused by the attachment of certain ticks, especially of the genera Dermacentor and Ixodes. Removal of the tick usually results in rapid recovery.
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- tick bird,
- tick box,
- tick fever,
- tick off,
- tick over,
- tick trefoil,
- tick typhus,
- tick-borne encephalitis virus
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