Definitions for tick paralysis
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Tick paralysis is the only tick-borne disease that is not caused by an infectious organism. The illness is caused by a neurotoxin produced in the tick's salivary gland. After prolonged attachment, the engorged tick transmits the toxin to its host. The incidence of tick paralysis is unknown.
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Paralysis caused by a neurotropic toxin secreted by the salivary glands of ticks.
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