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Jukka
Hytönen
Associate Professor, Institute of Biomedicine
MD, PhD

Contact

+358 29 450 4544
+358 50 509 5430
Kiinamyllynkatu 10
20520
Turku

Areas of expertise

Lyme borreliosis
Lyme disease

Biography

High school graduation 1987,  Licentiate of Medicine, University of Turku, Finland 1996,  Doctor of Medical Sciences (MD, PhD), University of Turku 2003,  Specialist in Clinical Microbiology 2007, Docent in Medical Microbiology, University of Turku 2011,  Special Competence in Medical Education 2015.

Various research and teaching positions, University of Turku 1996–2012

Academy Research Fellow, University of Turku 2012-2017

Associate professor of bacteriology (tenure track), University of Turku 1.9.2017-31.8.2022

Teaching

Bacteriology; Infectious diseases laboratory diagnostics; Lyme borreliosis; Vector-borne infections; Tick-borne infections

Research

My project focuses on Lyme borreliosis (LB) and other tick borne infections and addresses the following questions: Pathogenesis of LB and the role of borrelia adhesins in the process. Molecular and cellular events in the pathogenesis of Lyme neuroborreliosis. Development of novel diagnostic tools for LB. Development of PET/CT imaging of LB. Antibiotic treatment of LB. Prevalence of ticks and tick-borne pathogens in Finland. Epidemiology of LB and other borrelioses in Finland.

Publications

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Borreliat (2020)

Jukka Hytönen, Jarmo Oksi
(D2 Artikkeli ammatillisessa kokoomateoksessa)

Treponeemat (2020)

Jarmo Oksi, Eija Hiltunen-Back, Jukka Hytönen
(D2 Artikkeli ammatillisessa kokoomateoksessa)

Coxiella burnetii (2020)

Jukka Hytönen, Olli Vapalahti
(D2 Artikkeli ammatillisessa kokoomateoksessa)

Oral Doxycycline Compared to Intravenous Ceftriaxone in the Treatment of Lyme Neuroborreliosis: A Multicenter, Equivalence, Randomized, Open-label Trial (2020)

Clinical Infectious Diseases
Elisa Kortela, Mari J Kanerva, Juha Puustinen, Saija Hurme, Laura Airas, Anneli Lauhio, Ulla Hohenthal, Päivi Jalava-Karvinen, Tuomas Nieminen, Taru Finnilä, Tony Häggblom, Annukka Pietikäinen, Mari Koivisto, Johanna Vilhonen, Minna Marttila-Vaara, Jukka Hytönen, Jarmo Oksi
(A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)

Leptospirat (2020)

Jarmo Oksi, Jukka Hyppönen
(D2 Artikkeli ammatillisessa kokoomateoksessa)