Skin Manifestations Caused by Pigeon Ticks (Argas reflexus)

Stefano Veraldi, Mauro Barbareschi, Roberto Zerboni, Gabriele Scarabelli

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Abstract

Three adult patients (one woman and two men) presented with polymorphous skin manifestations caused by pigeon ticks (Argas reflexus). These manifestations were characterized by wheals with a central hemorrhagic point in the first patient, crusted-ulcerative lesions in the second, and pustular lesions in the third patient. We observed specific IgE against a somatic extract (antigen A) and the saliva (antigen B) of A. reflexus in two patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-40
Number of pages3
JournalCutis
Volume61
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Immunology and Allergy

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    Veraldi, S., Barbareschi, M., Zerboni, R., & Scarabelli, G. (1998). Skin Manifestations Caused by Pigeon Ticks (Argas reflexus). Cutis, 61(1), 38-40.