ticks

Tick bite that causes red meat allergy spreading across U.S.
Tick bite that causes red meat allergy spreading across U.S.The lone star tick, whose bite causes allergies to red meat, is spreading across more states, according to news reports. Reports of allergies traced to the lone star tick bites occur most frequently in the southeastern U.S., but it has spread to areas such as Long Island, N.Y.; Hanover, N.H., and Duluth, Minn.
Trends in tickborne diseasesTickborne diseases are a significant health problem in the United States with over 40,000 confirmed or probable cases reported as recently as 2014. Almost 80% of these cases consist of Lyme disease, but other diseases, including viral infections, are present and have been increasing in number over the past 20 years. Experts in tickborne diseases share updates about what’s new and what’s changing in the detection and transmission of these diseases.
Boy’s “mole” appears overnightAn anxious mother of a 10-year-old boy brings him to the office for evaluation of a new mole that appeared on his back in the last 24 hours. What is causing the rapidly developing pigmented lesion in this patient?
When rash and fever become an emergencyRashes and fevers are among the most common complaints seen in the pediatrician’s office. The differential diagnosis is often large and ranges from entities the pediatrician sees commonly such as erythema infectiosum to the less common diseases such as Kawasaki syndrome, to more potentially serious conditions such as vaccine preventable illnesses and everything in between.