Sahas Liamsuwan

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as criteria for accurate identifi cation of bacterial organisms at the species level (8). In this patient, 2 A. rimae isolates were recovered from 2 different blood-culture bottles drawn 48 h apart, suggesting that A. rimae was not just a bypassing organism but indeed responsible for septicemia. In these specimens, S. gordonii was also isolated. Both(More)
BACKGROUND Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is endemic in Thailand and prevention strategies include vaccination, vector control, and health education. METHODS Between July 2003 and August 2005, we conducted hospital-based surveillance for encephalitis at seven hospitals in Bangkok and Hat Yai. Serum and cerebrospinal (CSF) specimens were tested for(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the correlation between serum and salivary phenytoin concentration in Thai epileptic children. MATERIAL AND METHOD Children aged 5 to 12 years with diagnosed epilepsy who received phenytoin monotherapy seen in the neurological clinic at Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health were studied. The recruited patients were required(More)
Acute encephalitis is a severe neurologic syndrome. Determining etiology from among ≈100 possible agents is difficult. To identify infectious etiologies of encephalitis in Thailand, we conducted surveillance in 7 hospitals during July 2003-August 2005 and selected patients with acute onset of brain dysfunction with fever or hypothermia and with(More)
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