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Melioidosis: an emerging infection in Taiwan?
Emerg Infect Dis. 2001 May-Jun; 7(3):428-33.EI

Abstract

From January 1982 to May 2000, 17 infections caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei were diagnosed in 15 patients in Taiwan; almost all the infections were diagnosed from 1994 to May 2000. Of the 15 patients, 9 (60%) had underlying diseases, and 10 (67%) had bacteremic pneumonia. Thirteen (76%) episodes of infection were considered indigenous. Four patients died of melioidosis. Seventeen B. pseudomallei isolates, recovered from eight patients from November 1996 to May 2000, were analyzed to determine their in vitro susceptibilities to 14 antimicrobial agents, cellular fatty acid and biochemical reaction profiles, and randomly amplified polymorphic DNA patterns. Eight strains (highly related isolates) were identified. All isolates were arabinose non-assimilators and were susceptible to amoxicillin-clavulanate, piperacillin-tazobactam, imipenem, and meropenem. No spread of the strain was documented.

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National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11384520

Citation

Hsueh, P R., et al. "Melioidosis: an Emerging Infection in Taiwan?" Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 7, no. 3, 2001, pp. 428-33.
Hsueh PR, Teng LJ, Lee LN, et al. Melioidosis: an emerging infection in Taiwan? Emerg Infect Dis. 2001;7(3):428-33.
Hsueh, P. R., Teng, L. J., Lee, L. N., Yu, C. J., Yang, P. C., Ho, S. W., & Luh, K. T. (2001). Melioidosis: an emerging infection in Taiwan? Emerging Infectious Diseases, 7(3), 428-33.
Hsueh PR, et al. Melioidosis: an Emerging Infection in Taiwan. Emerg Infect Dis. 2001 May-Jun;7(3):428-33. PubMed PMID: 11384520.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Melioidosis: an emerging infection in Taiwan? AU - Hsueh,P R, AU - Teng,L J, AU - Lee,L N, AU - Yu,C J, AU - Yang,P C, AU - Ho,S W, AU - Luh,K T, PY - 2001/6/1/pubmed PY - 2001/7/6/medline PY - 2001/6/1/entrez SP - 428 EP - 33 JF - Emerging infectious diseases JO - Emerg Infect Dis VL - 7 IS - 3 N2 - From January 1982 to May 2000, 17 infections caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei were diagnosed in 15 patients in Taiwan; almost all the infections were diagnosed from 1994 to May 2000. Of the 15 patients, 9 (60%) had underlying diseases, and 10 (67%) had bacteremic pneumonia. Thirteen (76%) episodes of infection were considered indigenous. Four patients died of melioidosis. Seventeen B. pseudomallei isolates, recovered from eight patients from November 1996 to May 2000, were analyzed to determine their in vitro susceptibilities to 14 antimicrobial agents, cellular fatty acid and biochemical reaction profiles, and randomly amplified polymorphic DNA patterns. Eight strains (highly related isolates) were identified. All isolates were arabinose non-assimilators and were susceptible to amoxicillin-clavulanate, piperacillin-tazobactam, imipenem, and meropenem. No spread of the strain was documented. SN - 1080-6040 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11384520/Melioidosis:_an_emerging_infection_in_Taiwan L2 - https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/7/3/01-7310.htm DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -