Volume 32
Number 3
September 2001


Table of Contents  
Chikungunya infection - an emerging disease in Malaysia  
SK Lam, KB Chua, PS Hooi, MA Rahimah, S Kumari, M Tharmaratnam, SK Chuah, DW Smith, IA Sampson 447
Long-term effect of interferon therapy on incidence of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma in Thai patients with chronic hepatitis B  
P Tangkijvanich, D Thong-ngam, V Mahachai, N Kladchareon, P Suwangool, P Kullavanijaya 452
Hepatitis B virus seroprevalence and risk assessment among personnel, a governmental hospital in Bangkok  
P Luksamijarulkul, P Watagulsin, D Sujirarat 459
Prevalence of congenital cytomegalovirus and Toxoplasma antibodies in Thailand  
S Tantivanich, P Amarapal, W Suphadtanaphongs, C Siripanth, W Sawatmongkonkun 466
Increase in the sensitivity of dengue diagnosis by combination of reverse transcriptasepolymerase chain reaction and passage on cell cultures  
KI Yamada, T Takasaki, M Nawa, I Kurane 470
Comparative evaluation of various commercial assays for diagnosis of dengue fever  
M Vajpayee, UB Singh, P Seth, S Broor 472
Primary dengue infection: What are the clinical distinctions from secondary infection?  
C Pancharoen, J Mekmullica, U Thisyakorn 476
Dengue hemorrhagic fever in infancy at Petchabun Hospital  
P Witayathawornwong 481
Case report: Perinatal dengue infection  
A Kerdpanich, V Watanaveeradej, R Samakoses, S Chumnanvanakij, T Chulyamitporn, P Sumeksri, C Vuthiwong, C Kounruang, A Nisalak, T Endy 488
Prevalence of rotavirus diarrhea among outpatients and hospitalized patients: A comparison  
SD Kelkar, SG Purohit, AN Boralkar, SP Verma 494
Biochemical and hematological manifestations of HIV/AIDS in Chiang Mai, Thailand  
N Chanarat, P Chanarat, K Viratsethasin, M Suttajit, D Chiewsilp 500
Case report: Does HIV infection accelerate the development of hepatocellular carcinoma? A case report in a young man  
P Viriyavejakul, T Tangwanicharoen, P Rojanasunan, V Khachansaksumet 504
Diagnostic value of dot-enzyme-immunoassay test to detect outer membrane protein antigen in sera of patients with typhoid fever  
S Purwaningsih, I Handojo, Prihatini, Y Probohoesodo 507
Etiology of acute lower respiratory tract infection in children at Srinagarind Hospital, Khon Kaen, Thailand  
T Ekalaksananan, C Pientong, B Kongyingyoes, S Pairojkul, J Teeratakulpisarn, S Heng 513
Seasonal distribution of enteropathogens detected from diarrheal stool and water samples collected in Kathmandu, Nepal  
K Ono, SK Rai, M Chikahira, T Fujimoto, H Shibata, Y Wada, H Tsuji, Y Oda, G Rai, CD Shrestha, K Masuda, HG Shrestha, T Matsumura, H Hotta, T Kawamura, S Uga 520
Guillain-Barre syndrome and Campylobacter infection  
KN Prasad, S Pradhan, VL Nag 527
Blood culture confirmed typhoid fever in a provincial hospital in the Philippines  
PE Abucejo, MR Capeding, SP Lupisan, J Arcay, LT Sombrero, P Ruutu, E Herva 531
Case report: Mycobacterium szulgai lymphadenitis mimicking Kikuchi’s disease in Thailand  
W Maek-a-nantawat, P Viriyavejakul 537
Demonstration of the natural foci of tsutsugamushi disease in Nan Peng Lie Islands in China  
SS Wang, P Jiang, JL Huang, GF Peng, NH Zeng, JH Liu, SF Zhu, ZB Wang 541
EPI vaccination in Nepal  
N Jha, AT Kannan, IS Paudel, S Niraula 547
Distribution of unengorged larvae of Leptotrombidium pallidum and other species in and around the rodent nest holes  
XD Pham, H Suzuki, H Takaoka 553
Study on detecting antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in pooled serum of blood donors by Dot-IGSS  
YH Liu, KY Zheng, M Cheng, LL Fu, WP Du, ZX Shi 558
Production of monoclonal antibodies to the cuticle of advanced third-stage larva of Gnathostoma spinigerum  
A Dantrakool, N Morakote, P Uparanukraw 562
Schistosoma haematobium infections in two rural communities of Edo State, Nigeria  
OPG Nmorsi, OA Egwunyenga, OE Okholo 570
Gender variations in the prevalence of parasitic infections and the level of awareness in adolescents in rural Nepal  
B Rijal, Y Oda, R Basnet, B Rijal, K Parajuli, CK Gurung, JB Sherchand 575
Transmission of bancroftian filariasis in tea agro-ecosystem of Assam, India  
B Mahanta, R Handique, K Narain, P Dutta, J Mahanta 581
Research note: Brugia malayi in a naturally infected cat from Narathiwat Province, Southern Thailand  
K Kanjanopas, W Choochote, A Jitpakdi, S Suvannadabba, S Loymak, S Chungpivat, S Nithiuthai 585
Gender, mosquitos and malaria: Implications for community development programs in Laputta, Myanmar  
Tin-Oo, Pe-Thet-Htoon, Khin-Thet-Wai, W Parks, J Bryan 588
Malaria past and present: The case of north Sulawesi, Indonesia  
D Henley 595
Poverty and malaria: A study in a Thai-Myanmar border area  
S Panvisavas 608
A rapid polymerase chain reaction based method for identification of the Anopheles dirus sibling species  
NT Huong, P Sonthayanon, AJ Ketterman, Sakol Panyim 615
Research note: Aedes albolateralis, the potential vactor of nocturnally subperiodic Wuchereria bancrofti and dengue type 2 virus  
W Choochote, S Leemingsawat, S Sucharit, J Kunnaphuti, S Wongkamchai, KL Sukontason, A Jitpakdi 621

Short stature and truncal shortening in transfusion dependent thalassemia patients: Results from a thalassemia center in Malaysia

A Hamidah, R Rahmah, T Azmi, J Aziz, R Jamal 625
Natural course of autoimmune thyroiditis in Thai children  
O Panamonta, W Kirdpon, P Somsapt 631
The prevalence of, and factors related to, compliance with glove utilization among nurses in Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia  
L Naing, R Nordin, R Musa 636
Folate and Vitamin B12 levels in patients with oral lichen planus, stomatitis or glossitis  
K Thongprasom, P Youngnak, V Aneksuk 643
Correlation between Na, K-ATPase activity and potassium and magnesium contents in skeletal muscle of renal stone patients  
V Prasongwatana, R Tavichakorntrakool, P Sriboonlue, C Wongkham, S Bovornpadungkitti, A Premgamone, S Reungjuiy 648
A long-term study on the efficacy of a herbal plant, Orthosiphon grandiflorus, and sodium potassium citrate in renal calculi treatment  
A Premgamone, P Sriboonlue, W Disatapornjaroen, S Maskasem, N Sinsupan, C Apinives 654
Monitoring of lead exposure among mechanics in Bangkok  
J Suwansaksri, V Wiwanitkit 661