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Rapid diagnosis of scrub typhus in rural Thailand using polymerase chain reaction.

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of the O. tsutsugamushi 16S rRNA gene for the diagnosis of scrub typhus in rural Thailand. A prospective study of acute febrile illness in Udon Thani, northeast Thailand, identified 183 patients as having scrub typhus on the basis of immunofluorescent antibody testing (IFA) of paired sera. A further 366 febrile patients admitted concurrently with a range of other diagnoses acted as negative controls...

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Journal:
American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene More from this journal
Volume:
75
Issue:
6
Pages:
1099-1102
Publication date:
2006-12-01
EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
Language:
English
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pubs:24427
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uuid:6ae8299d-d09a-4e0a-9bbd-88f39bd0cd45
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24427
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2012-12-19

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