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Severe community-acquired pneumonia and sepsis caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei associated with flooding in Puerto Rico.
Bol Asoc Med P R. 2003 Nov-Dec; 95(6):17-20.BA

Abstract

Burkholderia pseudomallei (melioidosis) is usually found in endemic areas of Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. However, a few cases of confirmed melioidosis indigenous to Puerto Rico and the Americas have been reported previously. We describe the occurrence of a B. pseudomallei infection in a female with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus exposed to flood waters in Puerto Rico. We conclude that B. pseudomallei should be considered a potential pathogen in high-risk patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia and sepsis in Puerto Rico especially in individuals exposed to flood waters during rainy seasons. A more thorough epidemiologic and microbiologic surveillance with environmental sampling may be warranted in the island.

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Infectious Diseases Section, San Pablo Medical Center, Bayamón, Puerto Rico. Bchrstensn@aol.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15449787

Citation

Christenson, Bernard, et al. "Severe Community-acquired Pneumonia and Sepsis Caused By Burkholderia Pseudomallei Associated With Flooding in Puerto Rico." Boletin De La Asociacion Medica De Puerto Rico, vol. 95, no. 6, 2003, pp. 17-20.
Christenson B, Fuxench Z, Morales JA, et al. Severe community-acquired pneumonia and sepsis caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei associated with flooding in Puerto Rico. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2003;95(6):17-20.
Christenson, B., Fuxench, Z., Morales, J. A., Suárez-Villamil, R. A., & Souchet, L. M. (2003). Severe community-acquired pneumonia and sepsis caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei associated with flooding in Puerto Rico. Boletin De La Asociacion Medica De Puerto Rico, 95(6), 17-20.
Christenson B, et al. Severe Community-acquired Pneumonia and Sepsis Caused By Burkholderia Pseudomallei Associated With Flooding in Puerto Rico. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2003 Nov-Dec;95(6):17-20. PubMed PMID: 15449787.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Severe community-acquired pneumonia and sepsis caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei associated with flooding in Puerto Rico. AU - Christenson,Bernard, AU - Fuxench,Zelma, AU - Morales,Jose A, AU - Suárez-Villamil,Ramón A, AU - Souchet,Luz M, PY - 2004/9/29/pubmed PY - 2004/11/4/medline PY - 2004/9/29/entrez SP - 17 EP - 20 JF - Boletin de la Asociacion Medica de Puerto Rico JO - Bol Asoc Med P R VL - 95 IS - 6 N2 - Burkholderia pseudomallei (melioidosis) is usually found in endemic areas of Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. However, a few cases of confirmed melioidosis indigenous to Puerto Rico and the Americas have been reported previously. We describe the occurrence of a B. pseudomallei infection in a female with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus exposed to flood waters in Puerto Rico. We conclude that B. pseudomallei should be considered a potential pathogen in high-risk patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia and sepsis in Puerto Rico especially in individuals exposed to flood waters during rainy seasons. A more thorough epidemiologic and microbiologic surveillance with environmental sampling may be warranted in the island. SN - 0004-4849 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15449787/Severe_community_acquired_pneumonia_and_sepsis_caused_by_Burkholderia_pseudomallei_associated_with_flooding_in_Puerto_Rico_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/sepsis.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -