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Valproic acid (VPA) is a well-tolerated and effective agent for the treatment of epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and schizoaffective disorder. Several case reports have indicated that VPA may induce serious symptomatic hyperammonemia. Based on analysis of susceptible patients, several possible mechanisms and risk factors have been proposed to identify the(More)
The prevalence of antibody against hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) and five hepatitis B virus markers (HBVM) was measured in 176 Chinese drug addicts, of whom 23 were AIDS patients. Of 176 drug addicts, 147 were members of ethnic minorities while 29 were Han, the majority ethnic group. The total prevalence rates of anti-HCV and HBVM were 35.8% and 50.6%(More)
To examine the prevalence of human pathogens carried by rats in urban areas in Hanoi and Hai Phong, Vietnam, we live-trapped 100 rats in January 2011 and screened them for a panel of bacteria and viruses. Antibodies against Leptospira interrogans (22·0%), Seoul virus (14·0%) and rat hepatitis E virus (23·0%) were detected in rats, but antibodies against(More)
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