|Description||This chapter describes the dermoscopy of tick bites|
|Responsible author||Aimilios Lallas → send e-mail|
|Status update||November 1, 2018|
|Status by||Ralph Braun|
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Dermoscopy has been reported to highlight the presence of tick infestation by enabling the visualization of their anterior legs protruding from the surface of the skin, while a brown to grey translucent ‘shield’ with pigmented streaks corresponds to the tick’s body (Fig 9d). Following the removal of the tick, detection of brown to black to grey areas of pigmentation by dermoscopy indicates incomplete removal.