Short report: The microscopic agglutination test (MAT) is an unreliable predictor of infecting Leptospira serovar in Thailand

Lee D. Smythe, Vanaporn Wuthiekanun*, Wirongrong Chierakul, Yupin Suputtamongkol, Surapee Tiengrim, Michael F. Dohnt, Meegan L. Symonds, Andrew T. Slack, Apichat Apiwattanaporn, Sunee Chueasuwanchai, Nicholas P. Day, Sharon J. Peacock

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Abstract

A prospective study in Thailand identified 106 patients with culture-proven leptospirosis. The accuracy of the microscopic agglutination test (MAT) in predicting the infecting serovar was evaluated in 78/106 (74%) patients with a diagnostic titer. MAT correctly determined the infecting serovar in 26 cases (33%), indicating that this assay is a poor predictor of infecting serovar in our setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)695-697
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume81
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes

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