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The cost-effectiveness of the use of selective media for the diagnosis of melioidosis in different settings

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Background: Melioidosis is a frequently fatal disease requiring specific treatment. The yield of Burkholderia pseudomallei from sites with a normal flora is increased by culture using selective, differential media such as Ashdown’s agar and selective broth. However, since melioidosis mainly affects people in resource-poor countries, the cost effectiveness of selective culture has been questioned. We therefore retrospectively evaluated this in two laborat...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pntd.0007598

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-9189-7244
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Journal:
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases More from this journal
Volume:
13
Issue:
7
Pages:
e0007598
Publication date:
2019-07-15
Acceptance date:
2019-07-02
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EISSN:
1935-2735
ISSN:
1935-2727
Pmid:
31306412
Language:
English
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pubs:1033587
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uuid:f72aed50-0fd7-4dc2-b736-620c068f2018
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pubs:1033587
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1033587
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2019-07-23

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