Defining the True Sensitivity of Culture for the Diagnosis of Melioidosis Using Bayesian Latent Class Models
Direk Limmathurotsakul, Kris Jamsen, Arkhom Arayawichanont, Julie A Simpson, Lisa J White, Sue J Lee, Vanaporn Wuthiekanun, Narisara Chantratita, Allen Cheng, Nicholas PJ Day, Claudio Verzilli, Sharon J Peacock
PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2010
This study was funded by The Wellcome Trust of Great Britain. The funder has no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.We gratefully acknowledge the support provided by staff at the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit and the Sapprasithiprasong Hospital. We thank Jintana Suwannapruk, Varinthorn Praikaew, Pitchayanant Ariyaprasert, Maliwan Hongsuwan, Sukanya Pangmee, and Gumphol Vongsuwan for technical support. This article is an original report that was presented in part at the Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting (JITMM) in Bangkok, Thailand on December 3-4, 2009.