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Melioidosis and glanders 

Melioidosis and glanders
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Melioidosis and glanders
Author(s):

S.J. Peacock

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070615_update_003

Update:

Chapter reviewed in January 2014—minor update to Essentials.

Updated on 29 May 2014. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 24 November 2017

Melioidosis is a serious infection caused by the soil-dwelling Gram-negative bacillus Burkholderia pseudomallei. It is most commonly reported in north-east Thailand and northern Australia, but is increasingly recognized around the world. Infection is predominantly acquired through bacterial inoculation, often related to occupation, and mostly affects adults between the fourth and sixth decade who have risk factors such as diabetes mellitus and renal impairment....

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