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Melioidosis: a clinical overview.

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INTRODUCTION: Melioidosis, an infection caused by the environmental Gram-negative bacillus Burkholderia pseudomallei, has emerged as an important cause of morbidity and mortality in Southeast Asia and northern Australia. SOURCES OF DATA: a review of the literature using PubMed. AREAS OF AGREEMENT: Approaches to diagnosis and antimicrobial therapy. AREAS OF CONTROVERSY: Whether seroconversion signals the presence of a quiescent bacterial focus and an increase in long-term risk of melioidosis....

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10.1093/bmb/ldr007

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
Role:
Author
Journal:
British medical bulletin
Volume:
99
Issue:
1
Pages:
125-139
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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EISSN:
1471-8391
ISSN:
0007-1420
URN:
uuid:008b22ef-224c-4c80-b25e-d7de1a75cc00
Source identifiers:
138854
Local pid:
pubs:138854

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