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Melioidosis in 6 tsunami survivors in southern Thailand.

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BACKGROUND: Six cases of melioidosis were identified in survivors of the 26 December 2004 tsunami who were admitted to Takuapa General Hospital in Phangnga, a region in southern Thailand where melioidosis is not endemic. All 6 cases were associated with aspiration, and 4 were also associated with laceration. METHODS: We compared the clinical, laboratory, and radiographic findings and the outcomes for these 6 patients with those for 22 patients with aspiration-related melioidosis acquired dur...

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10.1086/432942

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Chierakul, W More by this author
Winothai, W More by this author
Wattanawaitunechai, C More by this author
Wuthiekanun, V More by this author
Rugtaengan, T More by this author
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Journal:
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume:
41
Issue:
7
Pages:
982-990
Publication date:
2005-10-05
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EISSN:
1537-6591
ISSN:
1058-4838
URN:
uuid:263d4791-c770-4713-aec8-d58dac633ac7
Source identifiers:
5316
Local pid:
pubs:5316

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