Volume 39
Number 4
July 2008


Table of Contents
Defective erythropoietin production and reticulocyte response in acute Plasmodium falciparum malariaassociated anemia  
W Leowattana, S Krudsood, N Tangpukdee, G Brittenham, S Looareesuwan 581
Case report. Symmetric peripheral gangrene of the lower limbs in a case of complicated falciparum malaria  
PC Bhattacharyya, JP Agarwal, M Sharma 589
Paragonimiasis prevalences in Saraburi Province, Thailand, measured 20 years apart  
T Yoonuan, Y Vanvanitchai, P Dekumyoy, C Komalamisra, S Kojima, J Waikagul 593
Impact of larviciding with a Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis formulation, Vectobac WG®, on dengue mosquito vectors in a dengue endemic site in Selangor State, Malaysia  
HL Lee, CD Chen, S Mohd Masri, YF Chiang, KH Chooi, S Benjamin 601
Blood zinc levels and clinical severity of dengue hemorrhagic fever in children  
Widagdo 610
A comparison of dengue hemorrhagic fever control interventions in northeastern Thailand  
A Chaikoolvatana, S Chanruang, P Pothaled 617
Review. Lessons learned about opportunistic infections in Southeast Asia  
V Nissapatorn 625
Risky sexual behavior, knowledge of sexually transmitted infections and treatment utilization among a vulnerable population in Rawalpindi, Pakistan  
N Hassan Saleem, A Adrien, A Razaque 642
Rheumatological manifestations in patients with melioidosis  
P Teparrakkul, JJ Tsai, W Chierakul, JF Gerstenmaier, T Wacharaprechasgu, W Piyaphanee, D Limmathurotsakul, W Chaowagul, NP Day, SJ Peacock 649
Case report. Cutaneous melioidosis and necrotizing fasciitis with pulmonary involvement in a chicken seller  
A Ariza 656
Mixture of carbol fuchsin and alcian blue staining of gastric tissue for the identification of Helicobacter pylori and goblet cell intestinal metaplasia  
S Yodavudh, S Tangjitgamol, S Puangsa-art 659
Survival of Vibrio cholerae on different finger locations of a volunteer following artificial inoculation  
KL Yap, KN Hu 667
Bed rails and endotracheal tube connectors as possible sources for spreading Acinetobacter baumannii in ventilator-associated pneumonia patients  
S Chaladchalam, P Diraphat, F Utrarachkij, O Suthienkul, R Samakoses, K Siripanichgon 676
Hematological changes in tuberculous spondylitis patients at the Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia  
TMS Tengku Muzaffar, AR Shaifuzain, Y Imran, MN Noor Haslina 686
A diphtheria outbreak in Buri Ram, Thailand  
P Pantukosit, M Arpornsuwan, K Sookananta 690
Case report. Cryptococcus neoformans septicemia in an immunocompetent neonate: first case report in Thailand  
N Nakwan, S Ngerncham, P Srisuparp, K Lapphra, K Chokephaibulkit 697
Case report. Pulmonary blastomycosis diagnosed in Hawai’i  
MV Arnett, SL Fraser, VX Grbach 701
Epidemiology of radiographically-confirmed and bacteremic pneumonia in rural Thailand  
P Prapasiri, S Jareinpituk, A Keawpan, T Chuxnum, HC Baggett, S Thamathitiwat, SJ Olsen 706
Predictors of severe illness in children under age five with concomitant infection with pneumonia and diarrhea at a large hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh  
MJ Chisti, S Huq, SK Das, MA Malek, T Ahmed, ASG Faruque, MA Salam 719
Audit of pediatric hematology-oncology outpatients in Kuala Lumpur  
BS Menon, E Juraida, H Ibrahim, M Mohamed, C Ho, R Khuzaiah 728
Changes in erythrocyte glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) and reduced glutathione (GSH) activities in the development of senile and diabetic cataracts  
LG Chandrasena, LDR De Silva, KI De Silva, P Dissanayaka, H Peiris 731
Prevalence of high grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) and invasive cervical cancer in patients with atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS) from cervical pap smears  
B Limpvanuspong, S Tangjitgamol, S Manusirivithaya, J Khunnarong, T Thavaramara, S Leelahakorn 737
Characterization of 2-deoxy-D-glucose uptake in fibroblast cultures derived from patients with A3243G mitochondrial DNA mutation  
K Luangtrakool, F-Y Tate, R Shepherd, S Campbell, CM Sue, P Lertrit 745
Assessing the efficiency of hospital pharmacy services in Thai public district hospitals  
T Rattanachotphanit, C Limwattananon, S Limwattananon, JR Johns, JC Schommer, LM Brown 753
Meeting report. Expanding research capacity and accelerating AIDS vaccine development in Asia  
J-L Excler, P Pitisuttithum, S Rerks-Ngarm, Y Shao, L Zhang, H Tamashiro, S Osmanov, the Meeting Participants 766