A small bite on the eyelid
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CitationŞakru, N., Taylan Özkan, A., Benian, Ö., Aksoy, M. D. (2019). A small bite on the eyelid. Türkiye Parazitoloji Dergisi, 43(1), 53.
A 4-year-old boy presented with a 3 days history of a dark colored lesion on his right upper eyelid. The child’s mother noticed the lesion between his lashes. He had very little pruritus and redness on his upper eyelid. When the small lesion was gradually getting larger, they admitted to the ophthalmology department of Trakya University Hospital. Close examination revealed that foreign body attached to the eyelid margin. As a result of inspection, it was found to be a tick (Figure 1). Tick was removed according to procedure without leaving any residual parts. Then, it was sent to Parasitology laboratory for identification. It was found to be a motile, female Hyalomma tick with microscopic examination. Patient was sent home and followed for ocular and tick-borne diseases during 10 days. There was no problem related to patients’ health associated with the tick.