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Changing epidemiology of melioidosis? A case of acute pulmonary melioidosis with fatal outcome imported from Brazil.
Epidemiol Infect. 2005 Oct; 133(5):871-5.EI

Abstract

Melioidosis is an infectious disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei. It is endemic in South East Asia and tropical regions of Northern Australia. Sporadic cases have been described elsewhere. In this article we present a case of acute pulmonary melioidosis with fatal outcome imported from Brazil. The most common pathogen causing severe community-acquired pneumonia in Brazil is Streptococcus pneumoniae. Other possible pathogens include Legionella spp., Mycoplasma pneumonia, Gram-negative rods and viruses. There are few reports of melioidosis in the Americas. This article represents the second known human case of melioidosis from Brazil. Recognition of melioidosis as a possible cause of severe pneumonia, even if a patient has not been travelling in a highly endemic area, is important because of the therapeutic consequences. The epidemiology of melioidosis will be reviewed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Internal Medicine, Bronovo Hospital, The Hague, The Netherlands.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16181507

Citation

Aardema, H, et al. "Changing Epidemiology of Melioidosis? a Case of Acute Pulmonary Melioidosis With Fatal Outcome Imported From Brazil." Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 133, no. 5, 2005, pp. 871-5.
Aardema H, Luijnenburg EM, Salm EF, et al. Changing epidemiology of melioidosis? A case of acute pulmonary melioidosis with fatal outcome imported from Brazil. Epidemiol Infect. 2005;133(5):871-5.
Aardema, H., Luijnenburg, E. M., Salm, E. F., Bijlmer, H. A., Visser, C. E., & Van't Wout, J. W. (2005). Changing epidemiology of melioidosis? A case of acute pulmonary melioidosis with fatal outcome imported from Brazil. Epidemiology and Infection, 133(5), 871-5.
Aardema H, et al. Changing Epidemiology of Melioidosis? a Case of Acute Pulmonary Melioidosis With Fatal Outcome Imported From Brazil. Epidemiol Infect. 2005;133(5):871-5. PubMed PMID: 16181507.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Changing epidemiology of melioidosis? A case of acute pulmonary melioidosis with fatal outcome imported from Brazil. AU - Aardema,H, AU - Luijnenburg,E M, AU - Salm,E F, AU - Bijlmer,H A, AU - Visser,C E, AU - Van't Wout,J W, PY - 2005/02/10/accepted PY - 2005/9/27/pubmed PY - 2005/12/13/medline PY - 2005/9/27/entrez SP - 871 EP - 5 JF - Epidemiology and infection JO - Epidemiol Infect VL - 133 IS - 5 N2 - Melioidosis is an infectious disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei. It is endemic in South East Asia and tropical regions of Northern Australia. Sporadic cases have been described elsewhere. In this article we present a case of acute pulmonary melioidosis with fatal outcome imported from Brazil. The most common pathogen causing severe community-acquired pneumonia in Brazil is Streptococcus pneumoniae. Other possible pathogens include Legionella spp., Mycoplasma pneumonia, Gram-negative rods and viruses. There are few reports of melioidosis in the Americas. This article represents the second known human case of melioidosis from Brazil. Recognition of melioidosis as a possible cause of severe pneumonia, even if a patient has not been travelling in a highly endemic area, is important because of the therapeutic consequences. The epidemiology of melioidosis will be reviewed. SN - 0950-2688 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16181507/Changing_epidemiology_of_melioidosis_A_case_of_acute_pulmonary_melioidosis_with_fatal_outcome_imported_from_Brazil_ L2 - https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/S0950268805004103/type/journal_article DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -