Melioidosis: a clinical overview.
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....Expand abstract
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