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European Journal of Dermatology

Anaphylactic reactions to bites of the pigeon tick Argas reflexus Volume 20, numéro 2, March-April 2010

Auteurs
Allergy Research Group, University Medical Center Freiburg, Hauptstr. 7, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany, Laboratory of Immunogenetics and Allergology, Centre de Recherche Public-Santé, Val Fleuri 84, L-1526 Luxembourg

Auteur(s) : Steffi Weckesser1, Christiane Hilger2, Delphine Lentz2, Thilo Jakob1 1Allergy Research Group, University Medical Center Freiburg, Hauptstr. 7, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany 2Laboratory of Immunogenetics and Allergology, Centre de Recherche Public-Santé, Val Fleuri 84, L-1526 Luxembourg Argas reflexus is a parasite of wild and domesticated pigeons. When its natural host is removed, the tick may colonize buildings in the vicinity. In the absence of pigeons, it may bite man as a compensatory [...]