Based on earlier research, Rickettsia helvetica could possibly be involved in the pathogenesis of sarcoidosis. Rickettsiae are transmitted to humans by a tick vector, Ixodes ricinus; this tick is highly prevalent in Northern Europe. We aimed to investigate the association between evidence of rickettsiae and sarcoidosis in histological samples.
|Tidsskrift||Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases|
|Status||Udgivet - 2011|