Sudden unexplained death syndrome--a new manifestation in melioidosis?

  title={Sudden unexplained death syndrome--a new manifestation in melioidosis?},
  author={E H Yap and Yee Cheun Chan and Kee Tai Goh and Tzee Cheng Chao and B H Heng and T W Thong and Hui Ching Tan and K. T. Thong and Eric A Jacob and Meharban Singh},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  volume={107 3},
The indirect haemagglutination (IHA) test using sensitized turkey erythrocytes and the indirect immunofluorescence assay (IgM-IFA) was confirmed to be sensitive in the detection of a recent or current Pseudomonas pseudomallei infection in 19 culture-confirmed Singapore melioidosis patients. All were found to have antibody titres from 4 to 32768 in the IHA test and 10 to 320 in the IgM-IFA test. When these tests were employed on sera from 16 immigrant Thai construction workers who died of sudden… CONTINUE READING