Mycotic aneurysm caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei: report of a Brazilian strain genetically related to Thai strains.Clin Microbiol Infect. 2011 May; 17(5):719-21.CM
Melioidosis, a severe infectious disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei that is prevalent in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia, has been sporadically reported in Brazil since 2003. We report a case of aortic aneurysm with blood culture positive for B. pseudomallei. The phylogenetic analysis of 16S ribosomal DNA showed this isolate to be evolutionarily grouped with the MSHR346 strains from Thailand.