Search for dissertations about: "Rickettsia helvetica"

Found 5 swedish dissertations containing the words Rickettsia helvetica.

  1. 1. Studies of Spotted Fever Rickettsia - Distribution, Detection, Diagnosis and Clinical Context With a Focus on Vectors and Patients in Sweden

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Katarina Wallménius; Kenneth Nilsson; Thomas Jaenson; Björn Olsen; Fredrik Elgh; [2016]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; tick-borne infections; co-infections; ticks; Ixodes ricinus; zoonosis; Rickettsia helvetica; migrating birds; Bell’s pares; erythema migrans; Rickettsia aeschlimannii; sudden deafness; facial nerve paralysis; Hyalomma marginatum; Rickettsia africae; western blot; PCR; serology; Clinical Bacteriology; Klinisk bakteriologi;

    Abstract : The spotted fever rickettsia, Rickettsia helvetica,is an endemic tick-borne bacteria in Sweden. It causes infections in humans, manifested as aneruptive fever, headache, arthralgia and myalgia, and sometimes an inoculation eschar or a rash. There have also been two known cases of human infections with R. felis in Sweden. READ MORE

  2. 2. Rickettsia helvetica; Detection in arthropods and human tissues and its relation to clinical disease

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Kenneth Nilsson; Björn Olsen; [2002]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Communicable diseases; rickettsia; spotted fever; tick; PCR; myocarditis; sarcoidois; Infektionssjukdomar; MEDICINE Microbiology; immunology; infectious diseases Infectious diseases; MEDICIN Mikrobiologi; immunologi; infektionssjukdomar Infektionssjukdomar; Infektionssjukdomar; Infectious Diseases;

    Abstract : A relation between R. helvetica and perimyocarditis was, in two young men who died of sudden cardiac death during exercise in 1997, suggested by a seminested PCR, for three different genes, sequencing of the amplified products, documentation of a seroresponse and histopathologic changes in accordance with rickettsioses. READ MORE

  3. 3. Spotted Fever Rickettsioses in Sweden Aspects of Epidemiology, Clinical Manifestations and Co-infections

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Anders Lindblom; Kenneth Nilsson; Björn Olsen; Björn Herrmann; Clas Ahlm; [2016]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Rickettsia helvetica; Rickettsia felis; co-infection; erythema migrans; meningitis; serology; PCR; western blot; Infektionssjukdomar; Infectious Diseases;

    Abstract : The spotted fever group rickettsiae are emerging diseases. They cause damage in their hosts by invading the endothelium in small to medium-sized blood vessels, which results in vasculitis that can cause clinical manifestations from most organs. READ MORE

  4. 4. Epidemiological and Bacteriological Aspects of Spotted Fever Rickettsioses in Humans, Vectors and Mammals in Sweden

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Karin Elfving; Kenneth Nilsson; Eva Hjelm; Björn Olsen; Tomas Bergström; [2013]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Rickettsia helvetica; ticks; cultivation; serology; polymerase chain reaction PCR ; DNA sequencing; western blot; electron microscopy; meningitis; seroprevalence;

    Abstract : Rickettsiae are obligate intracellular gram-negative bacteria transmitted by arthropod vectors. Rickettsiae sometimes cause disease in humans, typically with high fever, headache and occasionally an eschar.In Sweden, Rickettsia helvetica, belonging to the spotted fever group, is the only tick-transmitted rickettsia found free in nature. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Origin of the Genus Flavivirus and the Ecology of Tick-Borne Pathogens

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : John H.-O. Pettersson; Thomas Jaenson; Sven Bergström; Kenneth Nilsson; Mikael Thollesson; Per-Eric Lindgren; [2013]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Flavivirus; Virus dating; Molecular dating; Biogeography; Ixodes ricinus; Minimum infection rate; TBE; Tick-borne encephalitis virus; Rickettsia helvetica; Anaplasma phagocytophilum; Infection prevalence; RT-PCR; Biology with specialization in Systematics; Biologi med inriktning mot systematik;

    Abstract : The present thesis examines questions related to the temporal origin of the Flavivirus genus and the ecology of tick-borne pathogens. In the first study, we date the origin and divergence time of the Flavivirus genus. It has been argued that the first flaviviruses originated after the last glacial maximum. READ MORE