Volume 34
Number 1
March 2003


Table of Contents  
Blinded multi-laboratory evaluation of an in-house dot-blot ELISA kit for diagnosis of human parastrongyliasis  
P Eamsobhana, A Yoolek, N Kreethapon 1
A seroepidemiological study of toxocariasis and risk factors for infection in children in Sri Lanka  
DR Iddawela, PVR Kumarasiri, MS Wijesundera 7
Pathologic study of acute toxoplasmosis in experimental animals  
Y Sukthana, P Waree, E Pongponratn, U Chaisri, M Riganti 16
Case report: Post- Kala–azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL): the first case report from Nepal  
P Karki, S Koirala, SC Parija, M Sethi, ML Das 22
Mapping soil-transmitted helminths in Southeast Asia and implications for parasite control  
S Brooker, P Singhasivanon, J Waikagul, S Supavej, S Kojima, T Takeuchi, TV Luong, S Looareesuwan 24
N-acetylcysteine in servere falciparum malaria in Thailand  
S Treeprasertsuk, S Krudsood, T Tosukhowong, W Maek-A-Nantawat, S Vannaphan, T Saengnetswang, S Looareesuwan, WF Kuhn, G Brittenham, J Carroll 37
Field application and evaluation of a rapid immunochromatographic test for detection of Plasmodium falciparum infection among the inhabitants of Lao PDR  
H Toma, J Kobayashi, Y Imada, T Arakawa, Y Nakajima, S Laymanivong, B Vannachone, K Manivong, S Phompidea, Y Sato 43
A survey on malaria in mobile Cambodians in Aranyaprathet, Sa Kaeo Province, Thailand  
S Kitvatanachai, K Janyapoon, P Rhongbutsri, LC Thap 48
Clinical experience with intravenous quinine, intramuscular artemether and intravenous artesunate for the treatment of severe malaria in Thailand  
S Krudsood, P Wilairatana, S Vannaphan, S Treeprasertsuk, U Silachamroon, W Phomrattanaprapin, VR Gourdeuk, GM Brittenham, S Looareesuwan 54
Efficacy of permethrin-impregnated bed nets on malaria control in a hyperendemic area in Irian Jaya, Indonesia. III. Antibodies to circumsporozoite protein and ring-infected erythrocyte surface antigen  
I Sutanto, W Pribadi, AL Richards, Purnomo, H-J Freisleben, S Atmoesoedjono, R Bandi, P Deloron 62
Role of wastewater irrigation in mosquito breeding in South Punjab, Pakistan  
M Mukhtar, N Herrel, FP Amerasinghe, J Ensink, W van der Hoek, F Konradsen 72
Aedes aegypti in South Vietnam: ecology, genetic structure, vectorial competence and resistance to insecticides  
K Huber, LL Loan, TH Hoang, TK Tien, F Rodhain, A-B Failloux 81
Insecticide susceptibility tests of Anopheles minimus s.l., Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus, and Culex quinquefasciatus in northern Thailand  
P Somboon, L Prapanthadara, W Suwonkerd 87
Isolation and identification of influenza virus strains circulating in Thailand in 2001  
P Thawatsupha, S Waicharoen, P Maneewong, K Prasittikhet, M Chittaganapitch, P Sawanpanyalert 94
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma in Indonesia has a low prevalence of the 30-base pair deletion of Epstein-Barr virus latent membrane protein 1  
Y Nurhantari, N Emoto, P Rahayu, M Matsuo 98
Identification of hepatitis B virus vertical transmission from father to fetus, by direct sequencing  
S Wang, G Peng, M Li, H Xiao, P Jiang, N Zeng, Z Wang 106
Hepatitis B carrier among married hilltribe women in northern Thailand  
N Pichainarong, W Chaveepojnkamjorn, P Luksamijarulkul, D Sujirarat, T Keereecamsuk 114
Design of degenerate primers for multiplex nested-PCR detection of human lymphotropic herpesviruses  
V Nopponpunth, S Changrad, A Rakyuu, J Nertsawange, W Chansupit, Y Poovorawan 120
A Joint Clinical Research Center in Thailand: role in HIV vaccine development  
PA Morgan, S Chinaworapong, J-L Excler, S Wongkamheng, A Triampon, P Buapunth, S Nitayaphan, RA Michael, P Singharaj, AE Brown 126
Reproducibility and validity of self-reported condom use in Jakarta  
E Sedyaningsih-Mamahit, S Gortmaker 136
PCR can help early diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis  
MAK Parvez, KN Hasan, MAK Rumi, S Ahmed, M Salimullah, Y Tahera, DJ Gomes, F Huq, MS Hassan 147
Streptococcus suis infection : clinical features and diagnostic pitfalls  
K Donsakul, C Dejthevaporn, R Witoonpanich 154
Clinical presentation and medical complication in 59 cases of laboratory-confirmed leptospirosis in Bangkok  
B Ariyapruchya, S Sungkanuparph, S Dumrongkitchaiporn 159
Antibody prevalence of Orientia tsutsugamushi, Rickettsia typhi and TT118 spotted fever group rickettsiae among Malaysian blood donors and febrile patients in the urban areas  
ST Tay, M Kamalanathan, MY Rohani 165
Research Note: Detection of rickettsial antibodies using Weil-Felix (OXK and OX19) antigens and the indirect immunoperoxidase assay  
ST Tay, M Kamalanathan, MY Rohani 171
The etiology of acute pyrexia of unknown origin in children after a sudden severe flood  
J Pradutkanchana, S Pradutkanchana, M Kemapanmanus, N Wuthipum, K Silpapojakul 175
Utilization of restricted antibiotics in a university hospital in Thailand  
S Kusuma Na Ayuthya, OP Matangkasombut, S Sirinavin, K Malathum, B Sathapatayavongs 179
Factors affecting utilization of health care services by mothers of children ill with diarrhea in rural Vietnam  
TK Hong, MJ Dibley, T Tuan 187
Serum level of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in hypertensive retinopathy  
B Badhu, S Dulal, N Baral, M Lamsal, JK Shrestha, S Koirala 199
Nonketotic hyperglycinemia in two siblings with neonatal seizures  
D Wattanasirichaigoon, A Visudtibhan, S Phudhichareonrat, S Chiemchanya, P Leelahagul, K Suwan, S Supapannachart 202
Vaginal bleeding in young children  
A Aribarg, V Phupong 208
Knowledge, attitudes and smoking behavior among Lao doctors  
T Tomson, K Boupha, H Gilljam, AR Helgason 213
Cigarette sales to women and children in urban Thailand  
S Jirojwong 220