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Volume 10, Number 10—October 2004


Scrub Typhus in the Republic of Palau, Micronesia

A. Mark Durand*Comments to Author , Stevenson Kuartei†, Ishmael Togamae†, Maireng Sengebau†, Linda Demma‡, William Nicholson‡, and Michael O’Leary‡§
Author affiliations: *Department of Health Services, Yap State, Colonia, Yap, Federated States of Micronesia; †Ministry of Health, Koror, Republic of Palau; ‡Pacific Islands Health Officer Association, Agatna, Territory of Guam; §Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 2

Orientia tsutsugamushi IgG and IgM antibody titers for six southwest islanders with prolonged fever and abdominal distressa

Patient no. Antibody type Acute-phase titer Convalescent-phase titer
1 IgG 1:2,048 NA
IgM 1:16,384 NA
2 IgG NA 1:32,768
IgM NA 1:2,048
3 IgG 1:262,144 1:262,144
IgM 1:4,096 1:1,024
4 IgG 1:65,536 1:65,536
IgM 1:1,024 1:2,048
5 IgG 1:8,000 1:64,000
6 IgG 1:4,000 1:64,000

aIg, immunoglobulin; NA, result not available.

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