Case Report

Preseptal Cellulitis Related to Tick Infestation


  • Yıldırım Beyazıt Şakalar
  • Neval Berrin Arserim
  • Uğur Keklikçi
  • Selahattin Balsak
  • Mehmet Fuat Alakuş
  • Kaan Ünlü

Received Date: 21.04.2010 Accepted Date: 24.06.2010 Turk J Ophthalmol 2010;40(5):307-309

A 4-year-old girl presented with complaint of tick bite on the left upper eyelid and head. The tick bites were noticed by her parents one day ago. On her examination, tick infestation was found in the lash margin of the right upper eyelid. Bilateral eyelid edema and mild hyperemia of the left upper yelid were observed. The tick in the eyelid was removed with a proper technique using a blunt-ended forceps and prophylactic systemic antibiotic therapy was started. Signs such as high fever or prolongation of clotting time were not observed in the patient. The species of tick was identified as Ixodes species on microscopic examination. The edema of both eyelids resolved 3 days later and no systemic complications were observed. The Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever was not detected on serological investigations.

Keywords: Eyelid, Ixodes, tick

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