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A serologic survey of rice-field leptospirosis in Central Luzon, Philippines.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3227399     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although human cases of leptospirosis have been reported from the Philippines, there is a lack of data on its prevalence. We therefore surveyed three rice-farming villages for the presence of leptospiral antibody. Out of 155 sera tested, 63 (43.6%) tested positive using the standard microagglutination test. Antibodies were more frequent in men than women (48 vs. 31%, respectively, p less than 0.01), and less common in the elderly. Exposure to leptospires occurs frequently in rice farmers, and leptospirosis is likely to be an underdiagnosed cause of both mild and severe febrile illness in the Philippines.
L P Padre; G Watt; M L Tuazon; M R Gray; L W Laughlin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0125-1562     ISO Abbreviation:  Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health     Publication Date:  1988 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-03-29     Completed Date:  1989-03-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0266303     Medline TA:  Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health     Country:  THAILAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  197-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 2, Manila, Philippines.
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MeSH Terms
Agricultural Workers' Diseases / epidemiology
Antibodies, Bacterial / analysis*
Leptospira interrogans / immunology*
Middle Aged
Oryza sativa
Weil Disease / epidemiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Bacterial

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