Tick-borne encephalitis

Translated title of the contribution: Tick-borne encephalitis

Fredrikke Christie Knudtzen, Nanna Skaarup Andersen, Ulrikka Nygaard, Kirsten Møller, Peter Henrik Andersen, Helene Mens, Sigurður Skarphéðinsson, Anne-Mette LEbech

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Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a viral tick-borne infection occurring in many parts of Europe and Asia as described in this review. Increasing TBE case numbers have been reported over recent decades. In Denmark the infection is rare (1-14 annual cases). The rise in TBE in Denmark is mainly driven by microfoci outside of Bornholm, primarily North Zealand. Clinical illness has a bi-phasic presentation: “summer-flu” which may be followed by a neuroinfection. No specific treatment exists, and mortality is < 1%. A considerable percentage of patients may experience neurological sequelae. TBE is preventable through vaccination.
Translated title of the contributionTick-borne encephalitis
Original languageDanish
Article numberV07230449
JournalUgeskrift for Læger
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1. Apr 2024


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