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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:
2011-09-05
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EISSN:
1471-8391
ISSN:
0007-1420
URN:
uuid:3a6a698c-f749-4ae6-adda-af0b777e4655
Source identifiers:
177421
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pubs:177421
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English
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