Piyaporn Apisarnthanarak

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After the initial atypical presentation of a patient with avian influenza (H5N1) infection, paired acute-phase and convalescent-phase serum samples obtained from 25 health care workers (HCWs) who were exposed to the patient were compared with paired serum samples obtained from 24 HCWs who worked at different units in the same hospital and were not exposed(More)
BACKGROUND Intestinal capillariasis is one of the common causes of malabsorption in the East. Reports emphasizing the roles of clinical, endoscopic and radiologic findings of intestinal capillariasis are limited. METHODS Retrospective review of medical records of 26 patients diagnosed with intestinal capillariasis at Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate diagnostic performance of 18F-FDG PET/CT in assessment of recurrence colorectal cancer after treatment in Siriraj Hospital. MATERIAL AND METHOD The authors retrospectively studied 48 treated colorectal cancer patients with suspected recurrence who underwent 18F-FDG PET/CT and contrast-enhanced CT (CECT). Clinical information, image(More)
BACKGROUND Infection-control interventions are needed to minimize transmission of influenza-like illness (ILI) and other infections in settings where children are in close proximity. SETTING A 240-children Thai kindergarten. METHODS Three-year, quasi-experimental study was conducted to assess the association between the use of a bundle of 4 infection(More)
We report 3 cases of Burkholderia pseudomallei liver abscesses that have a characteristic "honeycomb" appearance on computed tomography scans. Such a finding should prompt physicians to include B. pseudomallei infection in the differential diagnoses of liver abscesses and consider initiation of empirical therapy for melioidosis in high-risk patients from(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study is to assess the utility of Alvarado score in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis and the utility of computed tomographic (CT) scan for evaluation of acute appendicitis when stratified by Alvarado scores. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective cohort study comprised adult patients who underwent abdominal CT for suspected(More)
Chylous ascites (CA) is a rare manifestation of tuberculosis. We report a case of CA due to tuberculosis in an HIV-infected patient and review the literature on CA in HIV disease. This patient was successfully treated with large volume abdominal paracentesis, antituberculous drugs, and parenteral medium chain triglycerides.
Aeromonas hydrophila epiglottitis has been rarely described. We reported an unusual case of fulminant epiglottitis with evolution to necrotizing soft tissue infections and fasciitis due to A. hydrophila. A 61-year-old retired Thai man with known cirrhosis presented to the emergency room (ER) with fever, sore throat, dysphagia and muffled voice. He had no(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the correlation between self-report of a prior history of chickenpox and results of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) immunoglobulin (Ig) G serologic test results in an outbreak of VZV infection among Thai healthcare workers (HCWs) and to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of establishing routine VZV immunization as part of an occupational(More)