[Tick-borne infections in Denmark]

Ugeskr Laeger. 2017 May 15;179(20):V01170027.
[Article in Danish]


The castor bean tick, Ixodes ricinus, is common in woodlands in most of Denmark. Besides Borrelia burgdorferi, it can harbour a number of pathogenic microorganisms such as tick-borne encephalitis virus, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Rickettsia helvetica, Francisella tularensis, Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis, Bartonella spp., Borrelia miyamotoi and Babesia spp. These tick-borne infections should be a differential diagnostic consideration during the tick season in Denmark. We review the distribution, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of these microorganisms.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antiviral Agents / therapeutic use
  • Denmark / epidemiology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Ixodes / growth & development
  • Tick Bites / pathology
  • Tick-Borne Diseases* / diagnosis
  • Tick-Borne Diseases* / drug therapy
  • Tick-Borne Diseases* / epidemiology
  • Tick-Borne Diseases* / prevention & control
  • Ticks / growth & development


  • Antiviral Agents