Clinical diagnosis and geographic distribution of leptospirosis, Thailand

Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Jan;13(1):124-6. doi: 10.3201/eid1301.060718.

Abstract

We defined the positive predictive accuracy of a hospital-based clinical diagnosis of leptospirosis in 9 provinces across Thailand. Of 700 suspected cases, 143 (20%) were confirmed by laboratory testing. Accuracy of clinical diagnosis varied from 0% to 50% between the provinces and was highest during the rainy season. Most confirmed cases occurred in the north and northeast regions of the country.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leptospirosis / diagnosis*
  • Leptospirosis / epidemiology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Seasons
  • Thailand / epidemiology