• Tick paralysis (tick toxicosis) -- one of the eight most common tickborne diseases in the United States (1) -- is an acute, ascending, flaccid motor paralysis that can be confused with Guillain-Barre syndrome, botulism, and myasthenia gravis. (cdc.gov)
  • This report summarizes the results of the investigation of a case of tick paralysis in Washington. (cdc.gov)
  • Editorial Note: Tick paralysis occurs worldwide and is caused by the introduction of a neurotoxin elaborated into humans during attachment of and feeding by the female of several tick species. (cdc.gov)
  • In North America, tick paralysis occurs most commonly in the Rocky Mountain and northwestern regions of the United States and in western Canada. (cdc.gov)
  • Although tick paralysis is a reportable disease in Washington, surveillance is passive, and only 10 cases were reported during 1987-1995. (cdc.gov)
  • The pathogenesis of tick paralysis has not been fully elucidated, and pathologic and clinical effects vary depending on the tick species (4). (cdc.gov)
  • If unrecognized, tick paralysis can progress to respiratory failure and may be fatal in approximately 10% of cases (6). (cdc.gov)
  • The risk for tick paralysis may be greatest for children in rural areas, especially in the Northwest, during the spring and may be reduced by the use of repellants on skin and permethrin-containing acaricides on clothing. (cdc.gov)
  • Health-care providers should consider tick paralysis in persons who reside or have recently visited tick-endemic areas during the spring or early summer and who present with symmetrical paralysis. (cdc.gov)
  • Tick paralysis -- Wisconsin. (cdc.gov)
  • Tick paralysis -- Georgia. (cdc.gov)
  • Tick paralysis can lead to muscle weakness, loss of coordination and in some cases, death from respiratory failure as chest muscles become paralyzed. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Most people aren't aware that tick-transmitted disease exceeds 12,000 cases each year," says Gadd, "and that in the United States this includes Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Tularemia, Tick Paralysis , Human Babesiosis and more. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Sleep paralysis should be distinguished from the generalized fatigue on waking which is common in the chronic fatigue syndrome and depression and is due to a lack of motivation rather than true paralysis. (euroformhealthcare.biz)
  • Sleep disorders like a nighttime cramp, restless leg syndrome do also provoke the chances of experiencing sleep paralysis. (thefashionobserver.com)
  • If you abuse such substances and you also have stress and anxiety you are very likely to have repeated episodes of sleep paralysis. (thefashionobserver.com)
  • It is not a mental disorder condition however mental illness can trigger sleep paralysis occurrences. (thefashionobserver.com)
  • The two issues combined trigger sleep paralysis and make your sleep quality and quantity a nightmare. (thefashionobserver.com)
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