Tick paralysis is a loss of muscle function that results from a
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Hard- and soft-bodied female
The paralysis is ascending -- that means it starts in the lower body and moves up. It is similar to that seen in
Review Date: 05/01/2011
Reviewed By: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.