Is sarcoidosis a rickettsiosis? An archival study

Claus Bo Svendsen, Nils Milman, Claus B Andersen, Søren Erik Rasmussen, Vibeke Thomsen, Karen Krogfelt

10 Citations (Scopus)


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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)349-53
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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