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[[File:Amblyomma americanum tick.jpg|Amblyomma americanum]]
 
*Abbreviation: STARI
 
*Abbreviation: STARI
 
*Transmitted by lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum)
 
*Transmitted by lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum)

Revision as of 18:13, 17 September 2017

Background

Amblyomma americanum

  • Abbreviation: STARI
  • Transmitted by lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum)
    • female tick has single white dot or "lone star" on its back, aggressive feeders
  • May be caused by spirochete Borrelia lonestari
  • Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states

Clinical Features

  • Resembles Lyme disease in rash, constitutional symptoms, time course
  • May have delayed anaphylaxis (3-6h) to red meat from IgE Ab to glycoprotein in meat of mammals, with negative allergy skin test

Differential Diagnosis

Tick Borne Illnesses

Evaluation

  • No testing available

Management

Disposition

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See Also

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