A 60 year old Ethiopian farmer diagnosed with tick paralysis at Adera Medical Center

Ethiop Med J. 2014 Jul;52(3):143-6.


A 60 year old farmer from west Shewa in Ethiopia presented on February 13 2014, with right arm flaccid monoplegia after bitten by a tick stuck to his right arm pit. The case was initially misdiagnosed as cellulitis. To our knowledge, tick paralysis has not been reported from Ethiopia. We report the case presentation with literature review.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Agriculture
  • Arm / pathology
  • Arm / physiopathology
  • Ethiopia
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tick Paralysis*