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Dr. Mateusz Markowicz

Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology (Institute for Hygiene and Applied Immunology)

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Further Information


Anaplasma; Borrelia Infections; Lyme Disease; Rickettsia; Tick Bites

Research interests

  • epidemiology, clinical presentation and diagnosis of Lyme borreliosis
  • post-Lyme disease syndrom
  • IgM persiting antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato
  • emerging bacterial tick-borne pathogens and infections
  • bacterial zoonotic pathogens

Selected publications

  1. Markowicz, M. et al., 2020. Lyme Borreliosis with Scalp Eschar Mimicking Rickettsial Infection, Austria. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26(9), pp.2193,
  2. Lesiak-Markowicz, I. et al., 2019. Chlamydia trachomatis serovars in urogenital and ocular samples collected 2014–2017 from Austrian patients. Scientific Reports, 9(1). Available at:
  3. Tomschik, M. et al., 2019. Severe Myasthenic Manifestation of Leptospirosis Associated with New Sequence Type of Leptospira interrogans. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 25(5), pp.968,
  4. Markowicz, M. et al., 2018. CXCL13 concentrations in cerebrospinal fluid of patients with Lyme neuroborreliosis and other neurological disorders determined by Luminex and ELISA. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 9(5), pp.1137,
  5. Markowicz, M., Kivaranovic, D. & Stanek, G., 2015. Testing patients with non-specific symptoms for antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato does not provide useful clinical information about their aetiology. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 21(12), pp.1098,