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Melioidosis.

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Melioidosis, which is infection with the gram-negative bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, is an important cause of sepsis in east Asia and northern Australia. In northeastern Thailand, melioidosis accounts for 20% of all community-acquired septicaemias, and causes death in 40% of treated patients. B pseudomallei is an environmental saprophyte found in wet soils. It mostly infects adults with an underlying predisposing condition, mainly diabetes mellitus. Melioidosis is characterised by form...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Role:
Author
Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
361
Issue:
9370
Pages:
1715-1722
Publication date:
2003-05-01
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
Source identifiers:
38672

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