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Melioidosis: an emerging infectious disease.
J Postgrad Med. 2005 Apr-Jun; 51(2):140-5.JP

Abstract

Infectious diseases account for a third of all the deaths in the developing world. Achievements in understanding the basic microbiology, pathogenesis, host defenses and expanded epidemiology of infectious diseases have resulted in better management and reduced mortality. However, an emerging infectious disease, melioidosis, is becoming endemic in the tropical regions of the world and is spreading to non-endemic areas. This article highlights the current understanding of melioidosis including advances in diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Better understanding of melioidosis is essential, as it is life-threatening and if untreated, patients can succumb to it. Our sources include a literature review, information from international consensus meetings on melioidosis and ongoing discussions within the medical and scientific community.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Malaya Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. rajanadeem@um.edu.myNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16006713

Citation

Raja, N S., et al. "Melioidosis: an Emerging Infectious Disease." Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, vol. 51, no. 2, 2005, pp. 140-5.
Raja NS, Ahmed MZ, Singh NN. Melioidosis: an emerging infectious disease. J Postgrad Med. 2005;51(2):140-5.
Raja, N. S., Ahmed, M. Z., & Singh, N. N. (2005). Melioidosis: an emerging infectious disease. Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, 51(2), 140-5.
Raja NS, Ahmed MZ, Singh NN. Melioidosis: an Emerging Infectious Disease. J Postgrad Med. 2005 Apr-Jun;51(2):140-5. PubMed PMID: 16006713.
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