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Factsheet by Sigurdur Skarphedinsson

Group name: Klinisk Center for Vektorbårne Infektioner (KCVI) Clinical Center for Emerging and Vectorborne Infections (CCEVI)
Group leader: Sigurdur Skarphedinsson MD, PhD, Senior Consultant, Associate Professor
Number of group members: 4 Professors, 1 Ass prof., 2 phd students, 4 MD, 1 molecular biologist,1 nurse, 1 secretary,
Department & University/Hospital/Other: Department of Infectious Diseases OUH, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Neurology
Funding sources: OUH frontline research funding

Description of research (please divide into main projects):

Epidemiology and clinical manifestations of Tick borne Infections (6 projects)
Neuroborreliosis markers for monitoring(3 projects)
Neuroboreliosis charcteristics from a patient perspectiv -The role of patient and relative empowerment

Key publications (last 10 years):
2017: Characteristics and Clinical Outcome of Lyme Neuroborreliosis in a High Endemic Area, 1995–2014: A Retrospective Cohort Study in Denmark
Fredrikke Christie Knudtzen, Nanna Skaarup Andersen, Thøger Gorm Jensen, and Sigurdur Skarphédinsson
CID 2017:65 (1 November)

Key collaborations:
Danish: Dept of Rheumatology OUH, Dept of Immunology OUH, Dept of Plant and Environmental Science University of Copenhagen, National Veterinary Institute, DTU. Dept of Clinical Microbiology Sønderborg hospital,

International: Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology, Department of Virology and Rickettsiology, Munich, Germany
Department of Virology, Medical University Vienna, Austria,
Unité des Rickettsies, Aix-Marseille Université, Faculté de Médecine, Marseille, France
Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Tick-borne Diseases

Clinical database of human tick borne infections
Biobank of blood and spinal fluid from patients with suspected and verified Neuroborreliosis
Biobank of sampels from human risk groups
Tick collation from Denmark
Reservoir samples

Last Updated 29.03.2022