Ticks and Tick Bites Presenting as "Funny Moles": A Review of Different Presentations and a Focus on Tick-borne Diseases.

Ticks and Tick Bites Presenting as “Funny Moles”: A Review of Different Presentations and a Focus on Tick-borne Diseases.

Purpose: To describe a man with an adherent tick mimicking a melanoma, summarize the salient options of this situation, and assessment different instances of ticks mistaken for dermatoses. Background: Ticks are compulsory ectoparasites. Disease-causing ticks belong to 2 households: Ixodidae (laborious ticks) and Argasidae (smooth ticks). Ticks thrive by consuming blood from animal hosts, and …

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