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

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (compilation)


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.


External organisations
  • Helsingborg Hospital
  • Regional Laboratories Region Skåne
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Immunology in the medical area


  • leishmaniasis, Leishmania, immune system, chitinase, CAZy, Immune evasion, Antimicrobial peptide (AMP), Chemokine, epidemiology, Sweden, Serological assays, diagnostic method
Translated title of the contributionLeishmaniasis i Sverige: Molekylära, diagnostiska och epidemiologiska studier av Leishmaniaparasiten i ett icke-endemiskt land
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
Supervisors/Assistant supervisor
Award date2019 Apr 5
Place of PublicationLund
  • Lund University: Faculty of Medicine
Print ISBNs978-91-7619-753-0
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic 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

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