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Clin Microbiol Infect. 2004 Feb;10(2):181-4.

Serological investigation of the prevalence of anti-dengue IgM and IgG antibodies in Attapeu Province, South Laos.

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  • 1Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, University of Munich, Germany.

Abstract

The prevalence of dengue antibodies was determined in the Attapeu region of South Laos with 225 blood samples collected from mostly febrile patients during the rainy season August - October 2001. An IgM capture ELISA was positive for one (0.4%) sample, while 177 (79%) samples were positive in an indirect IgG ELISA. Of the positive IgG samples, 20 (11.3%) were also positive on blood slides for Plasmodium falciparum. Dengue fever seems to be widespread in this area, but clinical dengue diagnosis remains difficult, especially in the first days of illness when physicians have to discriminate between dengue and other febrile illnesses.

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