Patient and sample-related factors that effect the success of in vitro isolation of Orientia tsutsugamushi.

@article{Luksameetanasan2007PatientAS,
  title={Patient and sample-related factors that effect the success of in vitro isolation of Orientia tsutsugamushi.},
  author={Rungnapa Luksameetanasan and Stuart D Blacksell and Thareerat Kalambaheti and Vanaporn Wuthiekanun and Wirongrong Chierakul and Sunee Chueasuwanchai and Apichat Apiwattanaporn and John Stenos and Stephen Graves and Sharon J Peacock and Nicholas P J Day},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  year={2007},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={91-6}
}
Orientia tsutsugamushi is the causative agent of scrub typhus infection, a major cause of human disease in rural areas of Southeast Asia. Twenty-six blood samples collected from patients with serologically proven scrub typhus during a six month period were sent to Bangkok (535 km from the clinical site) by road at ambient temperature (average daily temperature range: 27.1-29.1 degrees C) for attempted in vitro isolation in Vero cells. O. tsutsugamushi was isolated from 12 samples (sensitivity… CONTINUE READING

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