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Melioidosis: Case reports of confirmed Burkholderia pseudomallei in Saudi Arabia.
J Infect Public Health. 2020 May; 13(5):824-826.JI

Abstract

Melioidosis is an infectious disease of tropical climates. The disease is caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei. Most cases are diagnosed in southeast Asia and northern Australia. Some imported cases diagnosed in returning tourists, soldiers, and immigrants from endemic areas. It caught much attention since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) designated B. pseudomallei as an agent for biological warfare and terrorism. We describe two cases of a 26-year-old Saudi woman who had fulminant sepsis soon after returning from Thailand & a 48-year-old woman with a long history of fever. B. pseudomallei was isolated from both patients blood cultures, and they had different consequences. A confirmed case of melioidosis was not reported before in Saudi Arabia.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address: Dr.hindabdullah@gmail.com.King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Division of Microbiology, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Division of Microbiology, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Department of Intensive Care, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32156532

Citation

Alhatmi, H, et al. "Melioidosis: Case Reports of Confirmed Burkholderia Pseudomallei in Saudi Arabia." Journal of Infection and Public Health, vol. 13, no. 5, 2020, pp. 824-826.
Alhatmi H, Alharbi A, Bosaeed M, et al. Melioidosis: Case reports of confirmed Burkholderia pseudomallei in Saudi Arabia. J Infect Public Health. 2020;13(5):824-826.
Alhatmi, H., Alharbi, A., Bosaeed, M., Aldosary, O., Aljohani, S., Alalwan, B., Alsaeedi, A., Almahmoud, S., & Alothman, A. (2020). Melioidosis: Case reports of confirmed Burkholderia pseudomallei in Saudi Arabia. Journal of Infection and Public Health, 13(5), 824-826. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2020.01.310
Alhatmi H, et al. Melioidosis: Case Reports of Confirmed Burkholderia Pseudomallei in Saudi Arabia. J Infect Public Health. 2020;13(5):824-826. PubMed PMID: 32156532.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Melioidosis: Case reports of confirmed Burkholderia pseudomallei in Saudi Arabia. AU - Alhatmi,H, AU - Alharbi,A, AU - Bosaeed,M, AU - Aldosary,O, AU - Aljohani,S, AU - Alalwan,B, AU - Alsaeedi,A, AU - Almahmoud,S, AU - Alothman,A, Y1 - 2020/03/07/ PY - 2019/09/30/received PY - 2020/01/20/revised PY - 2020/01/22/accepted PY - 2020/3/12/pubmed PY - 2020/11/26/medline PY - 2020/3/12/entrez KW - Burkholderia pseudomallei KW - Melioidosis KW - Patient's KW - Saudi Arabia KW - South East Asia SP - 824 EP - 826 JF - Journal of infection and public health JO - J Infect Public Health VL - 13 IS - 5 N2 - Melioidosis is an infectious disease of tropical climates. The disease is caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei. Most cases are diagnosed in southeast Asia and northern Australia. Some imported cases diagnosed in returning tourists, soldiers, and immigrants from endemic areas. It caught much attention since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) designated B. pseudomallei as an agent for biological warfare and terrorism. We describe two cases of a 26-year-old Saudi woman who had fulminant sepsis soon after returning from Thailand & a 48-year-old woman with a long history of fever. B. pseudomallei was isolated from both patients blood cultures, and they had different consequences. A confirmed case of melioidosis was not reported before in Saudi Arabia. SN - 1876-035X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32156532/Melioidosis:_Case_reports_of_confirmed_Burkholderia_pseudomallei_in_Saudi_Arabia_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1876-0341(20)30329-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -