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Fatal acute melioidosis in a tourist returning from Martinique Island, November 2010.
Euro Surveill. 2011 Jan 06; 16(1)ES

Abstract

We report the fatal case of acute melioidosis in a patient returning from Martinique with fever in November 2010. Gram-negative rods were isolated from a blood culture and Burkholderia pseudomallei identified within 24 hours after first medical contact. The patient died two days after admission to hospital despite intravenous therapy with high doses of imipenem/cilastatin and intensive care. Clinicians seeing travellers returning from the subtropics or tropics with severe pneumonia or septicaemia should consider the possibility of acute melioidosis.

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Department of Community Medicine and Primary Care, Geneva University Hospitals, University of Geneva, Switzerland. laurent.getaz@hcuge.chNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo 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)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21223835

Citation

Gétaz, L, et al. "Fatal Acute Melioidosis in a Tourist Returning From Martinique Island, November 2010." Euro Surveillance : Bulletin Europeen Sur Les Maladies Transmissibles = European Communicable Disease Bulletin, vol. 16, no. 1, 2011.
Gétaz L, Abbas M, Loutan L, et al. Fatal acute melioidosis in a tourist returning from Martinique Island, November 2010. Euro Surveill. 2011;16(1).
Gétaz, L., Abbas, M., Loutan, L., Schrenzel, J., Iten, A., Simon, F., Decosterd, A., Studer, R., Sudre, P., Michel, Y., Merlani, P., & Emonet, S. (2011). Fatal acute melioidosis in a tourist returning from Martinique Island, November 2010. Euro Surveillance : Bulletin Europeen Sur Les Maladies Transmissibles = European Communicable Disease Bulletin, 16(1).
Gétaz L, et al. Fatal Acute Melioidosis in a Tourist Returning From Martinique Island, November 2010. Euro Surveill. 2011 Jan 6;16(1) PubMed PMID: 21223835.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Fatal acute melioidosis in a tourist returning from Martinique Island, November 2010. AU - Gétaz,L, AU - Abbas,M, AU - Loutan,L, AU - Schrenzel,J, AU - Iten,A, AU - Simon,F, AU - Decosterd,A, AU - Studer,R, AU - Sudre,P, AU - Michel,Y, AU - Merlani,P, AU - Emonet,S, Y1 - 2011/01/06/ PY - 2011/1/13/entrez PY - 2011/1/13/pubmed PY - 2011/3/19/medline JF - Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin JO - Euro Surveill VL - 16 IS - 1 N2 - We report the fatal case of acute melioidosis in a patient returning from Martinique with fever in November 2010. Gram-negative rods were isolated from a blood culture and Burkholderia pseudomallei identified within 24 hours after first medical contact. The patient died two days after admission to hospital despite intravenous therapy with high doses of imipenem/cilastatin and intensive care. Clinicians seeing travellers returning from the subtropics or tropics with severe pneumonia or septicaemia should consider the possibility of acute melioidosis. SN - 1560-7917 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21223835/Fatal_acute_melioidosis_in_a_tourist_returning_from_Martinique_Island_November_2010_ L2 - http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=19758 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -