Tick Bites - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Uploaded on behalf of Grace Marx, MD, MPH: Bacterial Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, CDC.


This syndrome definition was created to explore tick through Syndromic data as an efficient approach to monitor the tick-borne diseases and the utility of tick bite visits to predict the seasonal peak in Lyme disease.

This was created in NSSP ESSENCE, using the Chief Complaint Query Validation (CCQV) data to ensure a broad application across different states and jurisdictions.

Other fields are being explored, but this work was accomplished in the CC Processed field. It relies on direct mentions of ticks in certain contexts. It is important to note that ICD-10 codes were explored, but it appears that the ICD-10 code covering tick bites is a non-specific arthropod bite code. Unfortunately there didn't seem to be a way to discern tick bites from other arthropods based on this code or others.

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Syndrome Definition: 

Processed Chief Complaint and other processed fields: Tick ^,or,^ tick ^,^ tick,or,ticks ^,or,^ ticks ^,or,^ ticks,or,(,^ti[ck]^,AND,^bit[e ]^,)

Unprocessed Chief Complaint and other unprocessed fields: Tick[;: ./\]^,or,^[;: ./\]tick[;: ./\]^,or,^[;: ./\]tick,or,ticks[;: ./\]^,or,^[;: ./\]ticks[;: ./\]^,or,^[;: ./\]ticks,or,(,^ti[ck]^,AND,^bit[e ]^,)

Submitting Author Organization: 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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March 19, 2019

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