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Seroprevalence of melioidosis in diabetic patients in Taiwan.
J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2005 Aug; 38(4):267-70.JM

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus is a major predisposing factor for Burkholderia pseudomallei infection. This study surveyed serum samples from 356 Taiwanese patients with diabetes mellitus for anti-flagellin antibodies against B. pseudomallei. Antibody titer to B. pseudomallei was positive in 3.0% (11/365) of diabetes mellitus patients. All seropositive individuals were aged > or =60, indicating that elderly and diabetic adults are at high risk of B. pseudomallei infection. In this study, diabetic females, who were usually housewives, had a seropositive rate of 81.1%. However, the incidence of melioidosis in males (usually working outdoors) was 93.7% based on clinical cases. We suggest that exposure of males and females to B. pseudomallei in this study was via different routes of infection.

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Department of Laboratory Medicine, Kaohsiung Municipal Min-Sheng Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16118674

Citation

Chen, Wen-Tsair, et al. "Seroprevalence of Melioidosis in Diabetic Patients in Taiwan." Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection = Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran Za Zhi, vol. 38, no. 4, 2005, pp. 267-70.
Chen WT, Chen YS, Chye SM, et al. Seroprevalence of melioidosis in diabetic patients in Taiwan. J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2005;38(4):267-70.
Chen, W. T., Chen, Y. S., Chye, S. M., Wu, T. R., Hong, W. G., Lin, Y. N., Bair, H. T., Yang, S. C., & Chen, Y. L. (2005). Seroprevalence of melioidosis in diabetic patients in Taiwan. Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection = Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran Za Zhi, 38(4), 267-70.
Chen WT, et al. Seroprevalence of Melioidosis in Diabetic Patients in Taiwan. J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2005;38(4):267-70. PubMed PMID: 16118674.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Seroprevalence of melioidosis in diabetic patients in Taiwan. AU - Chen,Wen-Tsair, AU - Chen,Yao-Shen, AU - Chye,Soi-Moi, AU - Wu,Tsu-Rong, AU - Hong,Wen-Gui, AU - Lin,Yun-Nan, AU - Bair,Hong-Twn, AU - Yang,Shu-Chi, AU - Chen,Ya-Lei, PY - 2005/8/25/pubmed PY - 2005/9/30/medline PY - 2005/8/25/entrez SP - 267 EP - 70 JF - Journal of microbiology, immunology, and infection = Wei mian yu gan ran za zhi JO - J Microbiol Immunol Infect VL - 38 IS - 4 N2 - Diabetes mellitus is a major predisposing factor for Burkholderia pseudomallei infection. This study surveyed serum samples from 356 Taiwanese patients with diabetes mellitus for anti-flagellin antibodies against B. pseudomallei. Antibody titer to B. pseudomallei was positive in 3.0% (11/365) of diabetes mellitus patients. All seropositive individuals were aged > or =60, indicating that elderly and diabetic adults are at high risk of B. pseudomallei infection. In this study, diabetic females, who were usually housewives, had a seropositive rate of 81.1%. However, the incidence of melioidosis in males (usually working outdoors) was 93.7% based on clinical cases. We suggest that exposure of males and females to B. pseudomallei in this study was via different routes of infection. SN - 1684-1182 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16118674/Seroprevalence_of_melioidosis_in_diabetic_patients_in_Taiwan_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/diabetescomplications.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -