Colorado tick fever in a resident of New York City. Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Hearing Loss, Sensorineural
  • Silver Nitrate
  • Tympanic Membrane Perforation
  • Tympanoplasty


  • When a traveler returns from abroad with a febrile illness, clinicians appropriately concern themselves with a potentially vast array of diagnostic exotica. The patient we describe herein did not leave the United States but nevertheless posed the same clinical dilemma after returning home to New York City from the western United States. This case of Colorado tick fever, acquired on the Utah-Colorado border and first expressed in Manhattan, serves as a useful reminder of the importance of taking a careful travel history for national as well as international travelers.

publication date

  • August 1994



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archfami.3.8.731

PubMed ID

  • 7952262

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 731

end page

  • 2


  • 3


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