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Research Article

Strategies for Diagnosis and Treatment of Suspected Leptospirosis: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

  • Yupin Suputtamongkol mail,

    siysp@mahidol.ac.th

    Affiliation: Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Wirichada Pongtavornpinyo,

    Affiliation: Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Yoel Lubell,

    Affiliation: Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Chuanpit Suttinont,

    Affiliation: Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand

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  • Siriwan Hoontrakul,

    Affiliation: Chumphon Hospital, Chumphon Province, Thailand

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  • Kriangsak Phimda,

    Affiliation: Udon Thani Hospital, Udon Thani Province, Thailand

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  • Kitti Losuwanaluk,

    Affiliation: Banmai Chaiyapod Hospital, Burirum Province, Thailand

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  • Duangjai Suwancharoen,

    Affiliation: The National Institute of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperative, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Saowaluk Silpasakorn,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Wirongrong Chierakul,

    Affiliation: Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Nick Day

    Affiliation: Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Published: February 23, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000610
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Yupin Suputtamongkol, Saowaluk Silpasakorn
Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Wirichada Pongtavornpinyo, Yoel Lubell, Wirongrong Chierakul, Nick Day
Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Chuanpit Suttinont
Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand
Siriwan Hoontrakul
Chumphon Hospital, Chumphon Province, Thailand
Kriangsak Phimda
Udon Thani Hospital, Udon Thani Province, Thailand
Kitti Losuwanaluk
Banmai Chaiyapod Hospital, Burirum Province, Thailand
Duangjai Suwancharoen
The National Institute of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperative, Bangkok, Thailand

Corresponding Author

Email: siysp@mahidol.ac.th

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YS CS SH KP KL DS SS WC ND. Analyzed the data: YS WP YL. Wrote the paper: YS WP YL.