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Melioidosis: insights into the pathogenicity of Burkholderia pseudomallei.

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Burkholderia pseudomallei is a potential bioterror agent and the causative agent of melioidosis, a severe disease that is endemic in areas of Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. Infection is often associated with bacterial dissemination to distant sites, and there are many possible disease manifestations, with melioidosis septic shock being the most severe. Eradication of the organism following infection is difficult, with a slow fever-clearance time, the need for prolonged antibiotic ther...

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10.1038/nrmicro1385

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Wiersinga, WJ More by this author
van der Poll, T More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
Peacock, SJ More by this author
Journal:
Nature reviews. Microbiology
Volume:
4
Issue:
4
Pages:
272-282
Publication date:
2006-04-05
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EISSN:
1740-1534
ISSN:
1740-1526
URN:
uuid:fc68bcb5-364f-47ec-b669-2984f18303fe
Source identifiers:
5902
Local pid:
pubs:5902

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