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Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a fatal haematological disorder with diverse aetiology. This prospective study was undertaken to characterize HLH cases in Vietnamese children. Clinical and laboratory data, genetic analyses and outcome of the HLH patients were analysed. A total of 33 patients were enrolled from March 2007 to December 2008, with(More)
This work presents an all IP based micro-cellular network configuration used in the metropolitan area. It aims to provide high-bit-rate packet transfer to fast-moving terminals. With the high transfer rate and guaranteed security, it can be considered as the extension of corporate LAN for business uses. For avoiding contention based access delay and packet(More)
In Ca Mau, Vietnam, farmers converted from rice to shrimp farming, while ignoring the degradation of the aquatic environment. We assessed the seasonal variations in organic pollution of the surface water and salt intrusion in one district and assessed the difference in chemical characteristics of the surface water of shrimp ponds and canals. Several(More)
Dengue hemorrhagic fever can occur in primary dengue virus (DENV) infection of infants. The decay of maternally derived DENV immunoglobulin (Ig) G and the incidence of DENV infection were determined in a prospectively studied cohort of 1244 Vietnamese infants. Higher concentrations of total IgG and DENV-reactive IgG were found in cord plasma relative to(More)
The pathogenesis of severe dengue is not well understood. Maternally derived subneutralizing levels of dengue virus-reactive IgG are postulated to be a critical risk factor for severe dengue during infancy. In this study, we found that, in healthy Vietnamese infants, there was a strong temporal association between the Fc-dependent, dengue virus(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the existing WHO dengue classification across all age groups and a wide geographical range and to develop a revised evidence-based classification that would better reflect clinical severity. METHODS We followed suspected dengue cases daily in seven countries across South-east Asia and Latin America and then categorised them into one(More)
The pathogenesis of dengue in infants is poorly understood. We postulated that dengue severity in infants would be positively associated with markers of viral burden and that maternally derived, neutralizing anti-dengue antibody would have decayed before the age at which infants with dengue presented to the hospital. In 75 Vietnamese infants with primary(More)
Dengue is the one of the most prevalent arthropod-borne viral diseases. Dengue virus circulates between humans and mosquitoes, and causes a wide range of disease in humans. To elucidate the link between the cell tropism of dengue virus and its pathogenesis, peripheral blood cells of infected patients were analyzed by flow cytometry. The dengue virus antigen(More)
BACKGROUND Infants account for a small proportion of the overall dengue case burden in endemic countries but can be clinically more difficult to manage. The clinical and laboratory features in infants with dengue have not been extensively characterised. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS This prospective, cross-sectional descriptive study of infants(More)