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Accuracy of a commercial IgM ELISA for the diagnosis of human leptospirosis in Thailand.

Abstract:

The Leptospira immunoglobulin M enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (IgM ELISA) has been recommended for the rapid diagnosis of leptospirosis in endemic areas. We conducted a retrospective case-control study of 218 patients (109 leptospirosis cases confirmed by Leptospira culture and/or microscopic agglutination test and 109 control patients with acute febrile illness) to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of a commercial IgM ELISA (Panbio) in northeast Thailand. Paired serum samples taken on adm...

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10.4269/ajtmh.2012.11-0423

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Desakorn, V More by this author
Wuthiekanun, V More by this author
Thanachartwet, V More by this author
Sahassananda, D More by this author
Chierakul, W More by this author
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Journal:
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume:
86
Issue:
3
Pages:
524-527
Publication date:
2012-03-05
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EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
URN:
uuid:e66af2fe-678f-44c1-b4e1-05a995e54f51
Source identifiers:
316414
Local pid:
pubs:316414

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