Diagnostic Accuracy of Real-Time PCR Assays Targeting 16S rRNA and lipl32 Genes for Human Leptospirosis in Thailand: A Case-Control Study

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BACKGROUND Rapid PCR-based tests for the diagnosis of leptospirosis can provide information that contributes towards early patient management, but these have not been adopted in Thailand. Here, we compare the diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of two real-time PCR assays targeting rrs or lipL32 for the diagnosis of leptospirosis in northeast Thailand… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016236

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@inproceedings{Thaipadunpanit2011DiagnosticAO, title={Diagnostic Accuracy of Real-Time PCR Assays Targeting 16S rRNA and lipl32 Genes for Human Leptospirosis in Thailand: A Case-Control Study}, author={Janjira Thaipadunpanit and Wirongrong Chierakul and Vanaporn Wuthiekanun and Direk Limmathurotsakul and Premjit Amornchai and Siriphan Boonslip and Lee Douglas Smythe and Roongrueng Limpaiboon and Alex R. Hoffmaster and Nicholas P J Day and Sharon J Peacock}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2011} }