Arachnida Class: Ticks

  • Maia K. Erickson
  • Elizabeth M. DamstetterEmail author


This chapter examines distinguishing characteristics of medically relevant ticks with a focus on those found in the United States of America and the disease states they cause in humans. Preventative techniques to minimize tick exposures will also be discussed.


Tick-borne illness Ixodes ticks Amblyomma americanum Lyme disease Alpha gal syndrome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologyRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA

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