Volume 33
Number 3
September 2002


Table of Contents  
Editorial. Technology focus, clinical skill, and ecological context in tropical disease  
C Kidson 439
Cost-effectiveness analysis of the impacts on infection and morbidity attributable to three chemotherapy schemes against Schistosoma japonicum in hyperendemic areas of the donging lake region, china  
D Yu, JN Sarol Jr, G Hutton, D Tan, M Tanner 441
Research note. The first reported cases of canine schistosomiasis Mekongi in Cambodia  
J Matsumoto, S Muth, D Socheat, H Matsuda 458
Intestinal parasitic infections in Bekasi district, West Java, Indonesia and a comparison of the infection rates determined by different techniques for fecal examination  
S Uga, D Kimura, K Kimura, SS Margono 462
Hookworm infections of schoolchildren in Southern Thailand  
MT Anantaphruti, W Maipanich, C Muennoo, S Pubampen, S Sanguankiat 468
Gnathostoma infection in Nakhon Nayok and Prachin Buri, central Thailand  
W Rojekittikhun, T Chaiyasith, S Nuamtanong, S Pubampen, W Maipanich, R Tungtrongchitr 474
Case report: Intraocular gnathostomiasis in Vietnam  
LT Xuan, W Rojekittikhun, B Punpoowong, LN Trang, TV Hien 485
Prevalence of sarcocystis infection in meat-producing animals in Mongolia  
M Fukuyo, G Battsetseg, B Byambaa 490
The community-based treatment of onchocerciasis in Shao, Kwara State, Nigeria  
WA Oyibo, AF Fagenro-Beyioku 496
A polymerase chain reaction assay for the survey of bancroftian filariasis  
K Chansiri, S Phantana 504
Rapid wright’s stain for the detection of imported Leishmani tropica  
V Khachonsaksumet, M Riganti 509
Plasmodium vivax malaria in southeast Iran in 1999-2001: establishing the response to chloroquine in vitro and in vivo  
Y Hamedi, M Nateghpour, P Tan-ariya, M Tiensuwan, U Silachamroon, S Looareesuwan 512
An open randomized clinical trial of artecom® vs artesunate-mefloquine in the treatment of acute uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Thailand  
P Wilairatana, S Krudsood, K Chalermrut, C Pengruksa, S Srivilairit, U Silachamroon, S Treeprasertsuk and S Looareesuwan 519
A comparative clinical trial of combinations of dihydroartemisinin plus azithromycin and dihydroartemisinin plus mefloquine for treatment of multidrug resistant falciparum malaria  
S Krudsood, K Buchachart, K Chalermrut, C Charusabha, S Treeprasertsuk,O Haoharn, C Duangdee, S Looareesuwan 525
Entomological surveys of malaria in Khammouane province, Lao PDR, in 1999 and 2000  
T Toma, I Miyagi, T Okazawa, J Kobayashi, S Saita, A Tuzuki, H Keomanila, S Nambanya, S Phompida, M Uza, M Takakura 532
Species composition of adult anopheles populations and their breeding habitats in hulu perak district, peninsular malaysia  
WA Rahman, CR Adanan, A Abu Hassan 547
Sequence analysis of Orientia tsutsugamushi DNA from mites collected in the Xisa archipelago, China  
Shan-Shan Wang, Dao-Cheng Zhan, Gui-Fu Peng, Hua Pan, Hong Xiao, Nian-Hua Zeng, Jia-Liang Huang, Zhi-Bing Wang 551
Antigenic types of Orientia tsutsugamushi in Malaysia 557
ST Tay, MY Rohani, TM Ho, S Devi  
Virulence of Malaysian isolates of Orientia tsutsugamushi in mice  
ST Tay, MY Rohani, TM Ho, S Devi 565
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis at Srinagarind Hospital, khon kaen, Thailand  
W Reechaipichitkul 570
Laboratory aspects of asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy  
M Mohammad, ZA Mahdy, J Omar, N Maan, MA Jamil 575
Modeling of AIDS incidence and the response of transmission rates to increase prevention effort: a case study of the Thai province of Nakhon Pathom  
S Suwanwongse, S Chasreechai, Y Lenbury, S Kataunyuthita 581
Chimeric dengue type 2/type 1 viruses induce immune responses in cynomolgus monkeys  
S Butrapet, J Rabablert, S Angsubhakorn, W Wiriyarat, C Huang, R Kinney, S Punyim, N Bhamarapravati 589
The direct cost of treating bronchial asthma in a teaching hospital in Malaysia  
PWK Chan, S Hussain, NH Ghani, JA Debruyne, CK Liam 600
Iron-deficiency anemia in pregnant women in Bali, Indonesia: a profile of risk factors and epidemiology  
K Suega, TG Dharmayuda, I Made Sutarga, I Made Bakta 604
Digoxin toxicity in Thai medical patients :clinical manifestations and an appropriate diagnostic serum level  
S Jitapunkul, V Kongsawat, S Sutheparak 608
Promotion of aflatoxin B1- induced hepatocarcinogenesis by dichloropidphenyl trichloroethane (DDT)  
S Angsubhakorn, A Pradermwong, K Phanwichien, S Nguansangiam 613
High levels of hippuric acid in the urine of Thai press workers  
V Wiwanitkit, J Suwansaksri, S Srita, A Fongsoongnern 624
Nutritional status of the preschool children of the Klong Toey slum, Bangkok  
Y Tada, B Keiwkarnka, N Pancharuniti, K Chamroonsawasdi 628
Thyroid dysfunction in eastern Nepal  
N Baral, M Lamsal, BC Koner, S Koirala 638
Unintentional injuries among children aged 1-4 years at home  
W Chaveepojnkamjorn, N Pichainarong, S Pooltawee 642
Building the national drug policy on evidence - a cross sectional study on assessing implementation in Lao PDR  
C Paphassarang, R Wahlström, B Phoummalaysith, B Boupha, G Tomson 647
Effects of lead on the proliferation, protein production, and osteocalcin secretion of human detal pulp cells in vitro  
S Thaweboon, P Chunhabundit, R Surarit, S Swasdison, P Suppukpatana 654