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Melioidosis and glanders 

Melioidosis and glanders
Melioidosis and glanders

S.J. Peacock



Chapter reviewed in January 2014—minor update to Essentials.

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date: 27 September 2021

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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