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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|
Michael F. Dohnt
Meegan L. Symonds
Andrew T. Slack
Nicholas P. Day
Sharon J. Peacock
Udon Thani Regional Hospital
|Keywords:||Immunology and Microbiology;Medicine|
|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.|
|Appears in Collections:||Scopus 2006-2010|
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