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The isolation of Orientia tsutsugamushi and Rickettsia typhi from human blood through mammalian cell culture – a descriptive series of 3,227 samples and outcomes in the Lao PDR

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In the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Laos) rickettsial infections, including scrub and murine typhus, account for a significant burden of fevers. The Mahosot Hospital Microbiology Laboratory in Vientiane, Laos, routinely performs rickettsial isolation from hospitalised patients with suspected rickettsioses using mammalian cell culture systems. We review the clinical and laboratory factors associated with successful Orientia tsutsugamushi and Rickettsia typhi isolations over a period of si...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1128/JCM.01553-20

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Publisher:
American Society for Microbiology Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Clinical Microbiology Journal website
Volume:
58
Issue:
12
Article number:
e01553-20
Publication date:
2020-09-30
Acceptance date:
2020-09-24
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EISSN:
1098-660X
ISSN:
0095-1137
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1133338
Local pid:
pubs:1133338
Deposit date:
2020-09-24

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