a hospital-based study of acute viral infections of the respiratory tract in thai children, with emphasis on laboratory diagnosis.the hospital-based study described here examined the viruses found in 738 children less than 5 years old who presented at ramathibodi hospital, bangkok, thailand, from january 1986 to december 1987 with acute respiratory tract infections. three methods for detection of viral infection are compared: direct examination of epithelial cells of the respiratory tract with the use of fluorescent antibody staining, isolation of virus, and measurement of antibody in acute- and convalescent-phase sera. vi ...19902176738
a community-based study of acute respiratory tract infection in thai children.a 2-year longitudinal study was conducted among the population of a socioeconomically depressed urban community in bangkok, thailand, from january 1986 through december 1987 to determine the incidence, etiologic agents, and risk factors associated with acute respiratory tract infection (ari) in children less than 5 years of age. data were obtained for a total of 674 children, who were visited twice weekly for detection of signs and symptoms of ari. during the first year of the study, throat-swab ...19902270418
epidemiology of acute respiratory infections in young children from thailand.a prospective evaluation of the epidemiology and presentations of acute respiratory infections in children younger than 5 years of age admitted to children's hospital bangkok (1988 to 1989) was supported by the world health organization. there were 226 patients with the inclusion criteria: 1 to 5 years of age; duration of illness less than 2 weeks; no prior antibiotic therapy; and low socioeconomic status. the disease categories included: croup, 19 cases; bronchiolitis, 60 cases; and pneumonia, ...19902277743
infection rates of respiratory syncytial virus in pediatric patients attending phra mongkutklao hospital, bangkok.respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) and other pathogens were isolated from nasopharyngeal secretions from 200 pediatric patients attending the out patient department of phra mongkutklao hospital with symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections. their sera were also taken for determination of class specific immunoglobulin antibody titers. the positive isolation rates were 36% for rsv, 5.5% for adenovirus 1.5% for herpes simplex virus (hsv), and 4% for staphylococcus aureus. one to 5.5% of these ...19846740381
incidence of mycoplasma pneumoniae, chlamydia trachomatis, and viral infections in pneumonia cases under six months of age, bangkok, thailand.the incidence of infections by mycoplasma pneumoniae, chlamydia trachomatis and respiratory viruses was investigated in 76 pneumonic patients aged under 6 months who attended ramathibodi and siriraj hospitals in bangkok during two study periods. m. pneumoniae infection was not found in any case from either hospital by serological diagnosis. by the isolation method, c. trachomatis infection was found in 7(16.7%) of 42 patients from ramathibodi hospital and 5(21.7%) of 23 patients from siriraj hos ...19947667709
molecular and demographic analysis of respiratory syncytial virus infection in patients admitted to king chulalongkorn memorial hospital, thailand, preliminary preview the molecular character and its possible clinical correlation of rsv subgroups in thailand.201020716160
clinical and epidemiological characteristics of respiratory syncytial virus and influenza virus associated hospitalization in urban thai infants.respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) and influenza infections are among the leading cause of hospitalized lower respiratory tract infections (lrti) in children especially among those younger than 1 year of age. few descriptions of these 2 important viruses in thai children less than 1 year of age have been published.201122043771
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