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Bård Reiakvam Kittang

Associate Professor
  • E-mailBard.Kittang@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 97 30 36
  • Visitor Address
    Haukeland universitetssykehus, Laboratoriebygget
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen
Journal articles
  • Skodvin, Brita; Wathne, Jannicke Slettli; Lindemann, Paul Christoffer; Harthug, Stig; Nilsen, Roy Miodini; Charani, Esmita; Syre, Heidi; Kittang, Bård Reiakvam; Kleppe, Lars Kåre Selland; Smith, Ingrid. 2019. Use of microbiology tests in the era of increasing AMR rates- a multicentre hospital cohort study. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control. 8:28: 1-8. doi: 10.1186/s13756-019-0480-z
  • Jordal, Stina; Kittang, Bård Reiakvam; Salminen, Pirjo-Riitta; Eide, Geir Egil; Kommedal, Øyvind; Wendelbo, Øystein; Haaverstad, Rune; Sjursen, Haakon. 2018. Infective endocarditis in Western Norway: a 20-year retrospective survey. Infectious Diseases. 50: 757-763. doi: 10.1080/23744235.2018.1482419
  • Kittang, Bård Reiakvam; Krüger, Kjell. 2018. Strukturerte tiltak mot infeksjoner i sykehjem. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 138: 230-232. doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.17.0796
  • Oppegaard, Oddvar; Mylvaganam, Haima; Skrede, Steinar; Kittang, Bård Reiakvam. 2018. Exploring the arthritogenicity of Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis. BMC Microbiology. 18:17: 1-10. doi: 10.1186/s12866-018-1160-5
  • Kittang, Bård Reiakvam; Pettersen, Veronika Kucharova; Oppegaard, Oddvar; Skutlaberg, Dag Harald; Dale, Håvard; Wiker, Harald G; Skrede, Steinar. 2017. Zoonotic necrotizing myositis caused by Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus in a farmer. BMC Infectious Diseases. 17:147: 1-8. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2262-7
  • Oppegaard, Oddvar; Mylvaganam, Haima; Skrede, Steinar; Jordal, Stina; Glambek, Marte; Kittang, Bård Reiakvam. 2017. Clinical and molecular characteristics of infective β-hemolytic streptococcal endocarditis. Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease. 89: 135-142. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2017.06.015
  • Oppegaard, Oddvar; Mylvaganam, Haima; Skrede, Steinar; Lindemann, Paul Christoffer; Kittang, Bård Reiakvam. 2017. Emergence of a Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis stG62647-lineage associated with severe clinical manifestations. Scientific Reports. 7:7589: 1-10. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-08162-z
  • Bruun, Trond; Oppegaard, Oddvar; Kittang, Bård Reiakvam; Mylvaganam, Haima; Langeland, Nina; Skrede, Steinar. 2016. Etiology of cellulitis and clinical prediction of streptococcal disease: A prospective study. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 3:ofv181. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofv181
  • Bruun, Trond; Oppegaard, Oddvar; Kittang, Bård Reiakvam; Mylvaganam, Haima; Langeland, Nina; Skrede, Steinar. 2016. Etiology of cellulitis and the validity of new and old methods. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 62: 954-955. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw003
  • Oppegaard, Oddvar; Skrede, Steinar; Mylvaganam, Haima; Kittang, Bård Reiakvam. 2016. Temporal trends of β-haemolytic streptococcal osteoarticular infections in western Norway. BMC Infectious Diseases. 16:535: 1-8. doi: 10.1186/s12879-016-1874-7
  • Reiakvam, Kyrre Kittang; Astor, Marianne; Kittang, Bård Reiakvam. 2016. En kvinne i 70-årene med rask forverring av kognitiv funksjon. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 136: 1096-1098. doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.15.1268
  • Reiakvam, Kyrre Kittang; Kittang, Bård Reiakvam. 2016. K.K. Reiakvam & B.R. Kittang svarer. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 136: 1507-1507. doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.16.0791
  • Reiakvam, Kyrre Kittang; Kittang, Bård Reiakvam. 2016. K.K. Reiakvam & B.R. Kittang svarer. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 136: 1326-1326. doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.16.0687
  • Jordal, Stina; Glambek, Marte; Oppegaard, Oddvar; Kittang, Bård Reiakvam. 2015. New tricks from an old cow: infective endocarditis caused by Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. dysgalactiae. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 53: 731-734. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02437-14
  • Oppegaard, Oddvar; Mylvaganam, Haima; Kittang, Bård Reiakvam. 2015. Beta-haemolytic group A, C and G streptococcal infections in Western Norway: a 15-year retrospective survey. Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 21: 171-178. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2014.08.019
  • Siemens, Nikolai; Kittang, Bård Reiakvam; Chakrakodi, Bhavya; Oppegaard, Oddvar; Johansson, Linda; Bruun, Trond; Mylvaganam, Haima; Svensson, Mattias; Skrede, Steinar; Norrby-Teglund, Anna. 2015. Increased cytotoxicity and streptolysin O activity in group G streptococcal strains causing invasive tissue infections. Scientific Reports. 5:16945. doi: 10.1038/srep16945
  • Oppegaard, Oddvar; Mylvaganam, Haima; Skrede, Steinar; Langeland, Nina; Kittang, Bård Reiakvam. 2014. Sequence diversity of sicG among group C and G Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis isolates associated with human infections in western Norway. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 33: 273-277. doi: 10.1007/s10096-013-1955-0
  • Bruun, Trond; Kittang, Bård Reiakvam; Hoog, Bram Johan de; Aardal, Sidsel; Flaatten, Hans; Langeland, Nina; Mylvaganam, Haima; Vindenes, Hallvard; Skrede, Steinar. 2013. Necrotizing soft tissue infections caused by Streptococcus pyogenes and Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp equisimilis of groups C and G in western Norway. Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 19: E545-E550. doi: 10.1111/1469-0691.12276
  • Kittang, Bård Reiakvam; Bruun, Trond; Langeland, Nina; Mylvaganam, Haima; Glambek, Marte; Skrede, Steinar. 2011. Invasive group A, C and G streptococcal disease in western Norway: virulence gene profiles, clinical features and outcomes. Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 17: 358-364. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2010.03253.x
  • Kittang, Bård Reiakvam; Skrede, Steinar; Langeland, Nina; Haanshuus, Christel Gill; Mylvaganam, Haima. 2011. emm gene diversity, superantigen gene profiles and presence of SlaA among clinical isolates of group A, C and G streptococci from western Norway. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 30: 423-433. doi: 10.1007/s10096-010-1105-x
  • Bruun, Trond; Kittang, Bård Reiakvam; Mylvaganam, Haima; Lund-Johansen, Morten; Skrede, Steinar. 2010. Clinical, microbiological and molecular characteristics of six cases of group A streptococcal meningitis in western Norway. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 42: 665-671. doi: 10.3109/00365548.2010.483477
  • Kittang, Bård Reiakvam; Langeland, Nina; Skrede, Steinar; Mylvaganam, Haima. 2010. Two unusual cases of severe soft tissue infection caused by streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 48: 1484-1487. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01737-09
  • Nordal, Hilde Haugedal; Kittang, Bård Reiakvam; Bindoff, Laurence. 2010. Rhabdomyolysis after group C streptococcal infection. Infectious Disease Reports. 2:e15: 49-50.
  • Kittang, Bård Reiakvam; Langeland, Nina; Mylvaganam, Haima. 2008. Distribution of emm types and subtypes among noninvasive group A, C and G streptococcal isolates in western Norway. Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica (APMIS). 116: 457-464. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0463.2008.00976.x
Reports and theses
  • Kittang, Bård Reiakvam. 2010. Group A, C and G streptococcal infections in western Norway: virulence gene characteristics and clinical features.

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