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BACKGROUND The aim of our study is to describe the unusual clinical manifestations of smooth-muscle tumors (SMTs) in patients with acquired immunodeficiency virus (AIDS) and to demonstrate the association between Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection and SMTs. METHODS Nine patients with AIDS and SMTs were characterized at Chulalongkorn Hospital (Bangkok,(More)
To evaluate compliance with current World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for postexposure treatment (PET) of rabies, we interviewed all animal bite victims seeking treatment on the same day of each week from 28 December 1994 through 18 January 1995 at the Civil Hospital of Karachi (Pakistan), a major referral center. Of the 143 patients studied, 109(More)
Thailand recently experienced an epidemic of penile amputations. These were usually performed by angry wives on philandering husbands. This outbreak appeared to have been fueled by graphic press reports and fortunately seems to have abated. A technique for reanastomosis of the amputated penile segment was first described by McRoberts et al [5] in 1968. It(More)
A captive breeding program for venomous Thai snakes was established at the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute at Bangkok, Thailand. This was necessary to secure a stable, healthy, and species-confirmed source of snake venom for antivenom production. In 1994, wild-caught specimens were collected, sexed, quarantined, and housed appropriately. All data in this(More)
Thailand is a canine rabies endemic country with an annual prevalence above 1,000 reported animals diagnosed rabid . Over 345,000 humans are treated for possible rabies exposures annually . Lack of perception of the disease burden, social, cultural and traditional beliefs play an important role in the failure of canine rabies control. It is unfortunate that(More)
Streptococcus suis may be the second most common cause of adult streptococcal meningitis. The clinical and epidemiological data of S. suis meningitis are occasionally reviewed. To date, there have been only two large case series from Hong Kong and the Netherlands. We describe twelve cases of S. suis meningitis who were admitted to Chulalongkorn University(More)
We performed an abbreviated prospective study of rabies pre-exposure (PREP) vaccination in 109 volunteers. Group 1, the control group, received the conventional 3 intradermal injections on days 0, 7 and 21. Group 2 received one rabies vaccine injection (0.1 ml intradermally) at 2 sites on a single day. Group 3 was given one full ampule intramuscularly. One(More)
Previous studies in Thailand and Tunisia have shown that one injection of dog pre-exposure rabies vaccine does not produce a lasting antibody titre in a significant group of animals. We therefore duplicated the Thai study in a small North American community using healthy, owned dogs. A tissue culture vaccine of known high antigenicity was given(More)
This study evaluated factors affecting the severity of bite site necrosis and systemic symptoms resulting from envenomation among patients bitten by Malayan pit vipers (Calloselasma rhodostoma) in Thailand. We studied 145 victims prospectively. An additional 80 medical records were obtained for a retrospective study. Collected data included gender of the(More)