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[Melioidosis: the importance of a detailed medical history, including recent travels].
Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2010; 154:A279.NT

Abstract

A 70-year-old woman was admitted to hospital with fever and signs of bronchopneumonia following a recent visit to Southeast Asia. She was diagnosed with melioidosis and treated with ceftazidime i.v. for two weeks, followed by oral co-trimoxazol and folinic acid. She recovered and had no recurring disease in the first year following recovery. Melioidosis is caused by an infection with Burkholderia pseudomallei. Clinical presentation can vary, but pneumonia is present in most patients. The diagnosis should be considered in patients with reduced immunological resistance who have been in endemic areas such as Southeast Asia, especially during the rainy season. It is important to determine which countries have been visited by patients who have recently returned from tropical areas. In addition, the time of onset, the duration of symptoms and a detailed physical examination are essential in the assessment of patients presenting with exotic diseases.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Canisius-Wilhelmina Ziekenhuis, Afd. Interne Geneeskunde, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Case Reports
English Abstract
Journal Article

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dut

PubMed ID

20456806

Citation

Snijders, Sandra L., et al. "[Melioidosis: the Importance of a Detailed Medical History, Including Recent Travels]." Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde, vol. 154, 2010, pp. A279.
Snijders SL, Meis JF, Dofferhoff AS. [Melioidosis: the importance of a detailed medical history, including recent travels]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2010;154:A279.
Snijders, S. L., Meis, J. F., & Dofferhoff, A. S. (2010). [Melioidosis: the importance of a detailed medical history, including recent travels]. Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde, 154, A279.
Snijders SL, Meis JF, Dofferhoff AS. [Melioidosis: the Importance of a Detailed Medical History, Including Recent Travels]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2010;154:A279. PubMed PMID: 20456806.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Melioidosis: the importance of a detailed medical history, including recent travels]. AU - Snijders,Sandra L, AU - Meis,Jacques F G M, AU - Dofferhoff,A S M Ton, PY - 2010/5/12/entrez PY - 2010/5/12/pubmed PY - 2010/6/12/medline SP - A279 EP - A279 JF - Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde JO - Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd VL - 154 N2 - A 70-year-old woman was admitted to hospital with fever and signs of bronchopneumonia following a recent visit to Southeast Asia. She was diagnosed with melioidosis and treated with ceftazidime i.v. for two weeks, followed by oral co-trimoxazol and folinic acid. She recovered and had no recurring disease in the first year following recovery. Melioidosis is caused by an infection with Burkholderia pseudomallei. Clinical presentation can vary, but pneumonia is present in most patients. The diagnosis should be considered in patients with reduced immunological resistance who have been in endemic areas such as Southeast Asia, especially during the rainy season. It is important to determine which countries have been visited by patients who have recently returned from tropical areas. In addition, the time of onset, the duration of symptoms and a detailed physical examination are essential in the assessment of patients presenting with exotic diseases. SN - 1876-8784 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20456806/[Melioidosis:_the_importance_of_a_detailed_medical_history_including_recent_travels]_ L2 - https://www.ntvg.nl/A279 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -