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Title: Short report: The microscopic agglutination test (MAT) is an unreliable predictor of infecting Leptospira serovar in Thailand
Authors: Lee D. Smythe
Vanaporn Wuthiekanun
Wirongrong Chierakul
Yupin Suputtamongkol
Surapee Tiengrim
Michael F. Dohnt
Meegan L. Symonds
Andrew T. Slack
Apichat Apiwattanaporn
Sunee Chueasuwanchai
Nicholas P. Day
Sharon J. Peacock
Queensland Health
Mahidol University
Udon Thani Regional Hospital
Keywords: Immunology and Microbiology;Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2009
Citation: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Vol.81, No.4 (2009), 695-697
Abstract: A prospective study in Thailand identified 106 patients with culture-proven leptospirosis. The accuracy of the microscopic agglutination test (MAT) in predicting the infecting serovar was evaluated in 78/106 (74%) patients with a diagnostic titer. MAT correctly determined the infecting serovar in 26 cases (33%), indicating that this assay is a poor predictor of infecting serovar in our setting. Copyright © 2009 by The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
ISSN: 00029637
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