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==Clinical Features==
 
==Clinical Features==
 
*Resembles Lyme disease in rash, constitutional symptoms, time course
 
*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, w/ negative allergy skin test
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*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==
 
==Differential Diagnosis==

Revision as of 03:00, 12 July 2016

Background

  • STARI (Southern tick-associated rash illness)
  • 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

Workup

  • No testing available

Management

Disposition

  • Home

See Also

External Links

References