Volume 35
Number 2
June 2004


Table of Contents  
Prince Mahidol Award, 2003  
N Bhamarapravati 249
The development of the antimalarial drugs with new type of chemical structure-Qinghaosu and dihydroqinghaosu 250
Y Tu  
Low level lead exposure and the development of children  
HL Needleman 252
Intestinal parasitoses and the nutritional status of Veddah children in Sri Lanka  
TGAN Chandrasena, ACD de Alwis, LDR de Silva, RP Morel, NR de Silva 255
Soil-transmitted helminthiases and health behaviors among schoolchildren and community members in a west-central border area of Thailand  
MT Anantaphruti, J Waikagul, W Maipanich, S Nuamtanong, S Pubampen 260
Pineapple juice for digestion of swamp eel viscera for harvesting infective-stage larva of Gnathostoma spp  
S Soogarun, J Suwansaksri, V Wiwanitkit 267
Detection of Toxoplasma oocysts from soil by modified sucrose flotation and PCR methods  
J Matsuo , D Kimura, SK Rai, S Uga 270
Zymogram patterns of Naegleria spp isolated from natural water sources in Taling Chan
district, Bangkok
S Tiewcharoen, N Komalamisra, V Junnu 275
A survey of the Th2R and Th3R allelic variants in the circumsporozoite protein gene of P. falciparum parasites from western Thailand  
C Kumkhaek, K Phra-ek, P Singhasivanon, S Looareesuwan, C Hirunpetcharat, A Brockman, AC Grüner, N Lebrun, L Rénia, F Nosten, G Snounou, S Khusmith 281
Chloroquine resistance and Plasmodium falciparum in Punjab, Pakistan during 2000-2001  
MS Rana, T Akhtar 288
Glutathione-S-transferases from chloroquine-resistant and -sensitive strains of Plasmodium falciparum: What are their differences?  
P Rojpibulstit, S Kangsadalampai, T Ratanavalachai, J Denduangboripant, P Chavalitshewinkoon-Petmitr 292
Mefloquine - its 20 years in the Thai malaria control program  
C Wongsrichanalai, S Prajakwong, SR Meshnick, GD Shanks, K Thimasarn 300
Malaria transmission by Anopheles dirus in Attapeu Province, Lao PDR  
B Sidavong, I Vythilingam, R Phetsouvanh, ST Chan, T Phonemixay, SL Hakim, S Phompida 309
Changes in malaria vector densities over a twenty-three year period in Mae Hong Son Province, northern Thailand  
W Suwonkerd, Y Tsuda, HJ Overgaard, S Chawprom, N Tuno, S Prajakwong, M Takagi 316
Laboratory and field trial of developing medicinal local Thai plant products against four species of mosquito vectors  
Y Trongtokit, Y Rongsriyam, N Komalamisra, P Krisadaphong, C Apiwathnasorn 325
Gender differences in epidemiological factors associated with treatment completion status of leprosy patients in the most hyperendemic district of Nepal  
RBC Kumar, P Singhasivanon, JB Sherchand, P Mahaisavariya, J Kaewkungwal, S Peerapakorn, K Mahotarn 334
Comparison of multidrug therapy treatment results between multibacillary leprosy patients in hyperendemic and hypoendemic areas in Gowa Regency, South Sulawesi, Indonesia  
R Nawi 340
DNA probes for identification of leptospires and disease diagnosis  
J Shukla, U Tuteja, HV Batra 346
Characterization of Orientia tsutsugamushi strains isolated in Shandong Province, China by immunofluorescence and restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analyses  
Y-X Liu, Z-T Zhao, Y Gao, C-Q Jia, J-I Zhang, Z-Q Yang, S-M Wang, B-F Jiang 353
Case report. Scrub typhus during pregnancy: a case report and review of the literature  
V Phupong, K Srettakraikul 358
Salmonellosis in persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus: a report of seven cases from Malaysia  
SD Puthucheary, KP Ng, A Hafeez, NS Raja, HH Hassan 361
Comparison of the diagnostic value of local Widal slide test with imported Widal slide test  
I Handojo, SP Edijanto, MY Probohoesodo, NN Mahartini 366
Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in a south Indian city  
BVS Krishna, AB Patil, MR Chandrasekhar 371
Risk factors for tuberculosis infection among household contacts in Bangkok, Thailand  
S Tornee, J Kaewkungwal, W Fungladda, U Silachamroon, P Akarasewi, P Sunakorn 375
Case report. Pulmonary melioidosis presenting with right paratracheal mass  
W Reechaipichitkul 384
Case report. Oral histoplasmosis presenting as oral ulcer in a non-HIV patient  
MT Rahman, NHA Bakar, R Philip, AR Shamsudin 388
Diagnosis of dengue infection using various diagnostic tests in the early stage of illness  
R Lolekha, K Chokephaibulkit, S Yoksan, N Vanprapar, W Phongsamart, S Chearskul 391
Comparison of trypsin treatment method and standard laboratory technique for diagnosis of dermatomycosis  
I Xess, P Mathur, CS Sirka, U Banerjee 396
Case report. Dual infection: dengue hemorrhagic fever with unusual manifestations and mycoplasma pneumonia in a child  
S Likitnukul, N Prapphal, W Pongpunlert, P Kingwatanakul, Y Poovorawan 399
Case report. Neonatal dengue infection: report of dengue fever in a 1-day-old infant  
W Petdachai, J Sila’on, S Nimmannitya, A Nisalak 403
A serological study of Chikungunya virus transmission in Yogyakarta, Indonesia: evidence for the first outbreak since 1982  
KR Porter, R Tan, Y Istary, W Suharyono, Sutaryo, S Widjaja, C Ma’Roef, E Listiyaningsih, H Kosasih, L Hueston, J McArdle, M Juffrie 408
Serological survey of viral hepatitis A, B, and C at Thai Central Region and Bangkok: a population base study  
W Ratanasuwan, A Sonji, S Tiengrim, W Techasathit, S Suwanagool 416
Laboratory acute flaccid paralysis surveillance in Malaysia: a decade of commitment to the WHO global polio eradication initiative  
TS Saraswathy, NS Khairullah, M Sinniah, MK Fauziah, MY Apandi, M Shamsuddin 421
Liver abscess in the tropics: an experience from Nepal  
P Karki, JA Ansari, S Koirala 425
Severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) treated at Srinagarind Hospital, Khon Kaen, Thailand  
W Reechaipichitkul, V Pisprasert 430
Analysis of pediatric subdural empyema outcome in relation to computerized tomography brain scan  
AR Md Ralib, ARM Ariff, IL Shuaib, NN Naing, PJ George, JM Abdullah 434
National survey of patients with hemophilia and other congenital bleeding disorders in Thailand  
A Chuansumrit, C Mahasandana, Y Chinthammitr, B Pongtanakul, V Laosombat, W Nawarawong, Y Lektakul, S Wangruangsatid, L Sriboriboonsin, P Rojnakarin, P Angchaisuksiri, Hemophitia Study Group 445
Absence of factor V Arg306→Thr and low factor V Arg306→Gly mutation prevalence in Thai blood donors  
A Chuansumrit, W Jarutwachirakul, W Sasanakul, S Rurgkhum, P Kadegasem, P Kitpoka, N Sirachainan 450
Etiology and outcome of superior vena cava (SVC) obstruction in adults  
W Reechaipichitkul, S Thongpaen 453
Oral health status among 12-year-old children in primary schools participating in an oral health preventive school program in Phnom Penh City, Cambodia, 2002  
O Teng, K Narksawat, J Podang, O Pacheun 458
Prevalence of fatigue among cancer patients undergoing external radiotherapy  
BM Biswal, N Kumaraswamy, F Mukhtar 463
Risk factors of job-related depression in laboratory technicians in Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM) and Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) Hospitals in Kelantan  
BD Aziah, BN Rusli, T Winn, L Naing, MA Tengku 468
Oral fructose-induced changes in blood ethanol oxidokinetic data among healthy Nigerians  
I Onyesom, EO Anosike 476
Validation of ELISA test kits for detection of beta-agonist residues in meat  
J Ponniah, K Muhammad, S Abdullah, KK Ganapathy, N bt Sheikh Abdul Hamid 481
Pollution status of swimming pools in south-south zone of south-eastern Nigeria using microbiological and physicochemical indices  
AY Itah, M-UM Ekpombok 488
LE Fatimil, AH Mollah, S Ahmed, M Rahman 494