Leishmaniasis in Sweden. Molecular, diagnostic and epidemiological studies of the parasite Leishmania in a non-endemic country.

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Abstract

This doctoral thesis consists of four separate papers, in which we; investigate epidemiological and clinical aspects of leishmaniasis in Sweden in order to increase awareness of the disease, elucidate some aspects of the interaction of the parasite and the human immune system and validate serological tools as a complement for diagnosis of leishmaniasis.
Translated title of the contributionLeishmaniasis i Sverige: Molekylära, diagnostiska och epidemiologiska studier av Leishmaniaparasiten i ett icke-endemiskt land
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor
Awarding Institution
  • Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Collin, Mattias, Supervisor
  • Inghammar, Malin, Assistant supervisor
  • Shannon, Oonagh, Assistant supervisor
  • Holst, Elisabet, Assistant supervisor
Award date2019 Apr 5
Place of PublicationLund
Publisher
ISBN (Print)978-91-7619-753-0
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Bibliographical note

Defence details
Date: 2019-04-05
Time: 13:00
Place: Belfragesalen, BMC D15, Klinikgatan 32 i Lund]
External reviewer(s)
Name: Akuffo, Hannah
Title: professor
Affiliation: Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Immunology in the medical area

Keywords

  • leishmaniasis
  • Leishmania
  • immune system
  • chitinase
  • CAZy
  • Immune evasion
  • Antimicrobial peptide (AMP)
  • Chemokine
  • epidemiology
  • Sweden
  • Serological assays
  • diagnostic method

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