3 years ago

Near-fatal anaphylaxis with Kounis syndrome caused by Argas reflexus bite: a case report

Elisa Boni, Cristoforo Incorvaia
The pigeon tick Argas reflexus is a temporary parasite of pigeons. It bites during night hours and lies briefly on its prey, as long as it takes the blood meal. When pigeons are not accessible, ticks look for other hosts, invading nearby flats and biting humans.
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