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European Journal of Dermatology

, Volume 25, Supplement 1, pp 18–22 | Cite as

Skin and arthropods: an effective interaction used by pathogens in vector-borne diseases

  • Quentin Bernard
  • Benoît Jaulhac
  • Nathalie Boulanger
SPIM 2014 Proceedings

Abstract

In the last years, the skin has been described as a major interface in arthropod borne diseases. Although it constitutes an efficient immune and physical barrier, pathogens have developed effective strategies to thwart the host. In this process, the arthropod plays a major role. For mosquitoes, the quick blood meal is made through an efficient inoculation process directly into the blood vessel. For the long lasting blood meal of hard ticks, the sophisticated biting pieces and the tick saliva provide potent tools to help pathogen transmission. Lyme borreliosis and leishmaniases have been particularly well investigated in this context.

Keywords

keratinocytes fibroblasts dendritic cell arthropod saliva vector-borne diseases leishmaniasis Lyme borreliosis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Quentin Bernard
    • 1
  • Benoît Jaulhac
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nathalie Boulanger
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.EA7290: Virulence bactérienne précoce: groupe borréliose de Lymeuniversité de StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance
  2. 2.Centre national de référence Borreliacentre hospitalier UniversitaireStrasbourgFrance

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