Chongrak Sripa

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AIM To establish and characterize a new cholangiocarcinoma cell line from a patient living in the Opisthorchis viverrini (O. viverrini) endemic area of Northeast Thailand. METHODS Fresh liver biopsy and bile specimens were obtained from a 65-year-old Thai woman with cholangiocarcinoma of the porta hepatis. After digestion, the cells were cultured in Ham's(More)
Penicillosis caused by Penicillium marneffei is endemic in Asia and is a highly fatal disease in HIV-AIDS patients. Reports, however; in other immunocompromized diseases are scanty. This report describes the cytological diagnosis of P. marneffei infection from the sputum of a pediatric patient with hypogammaglobulinemia with hyper IgM and severe pneumonia.(More)
OBJECTIVE To present experience with the cytologic diagnosis of pulmonary cryptococcosis in bronchial washings and bronchoalveolar lavage in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients in Thailand. STUDY DESIGN The study group consisted of 54 HIV-positive patients admitted to the Faculty of Medicine, Srinagarind Hospital, during the period(More)
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