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Fatal melioidosis in a tourist returning from Thailand.
J Infect. 1994 Jul; 29(1):87-90.JI

Abstract

Severe infections with Pseudomonas pseudomallei, the causative agent of melioidosis, is a common cause of community acquired septicaemia in South East Asia and parts of Northern Australia, but infection in travellers returning to the United Kingdom is extremely rare. We describe the case of a tourist who acquired melioidosis in Thailand. Despite intensive intravenous therapy with antibiotics to which the organism was sensitive, the patient's infection proved fatal. Ps. pseudomallei was isolated from blood cultures at a late stage in his illness by use of a commercial blood culture system that included an antibiotic removal device (Bac/TAlert, Organon-Technica).

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Department of Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, U.K.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

7525733

Citation

Wilks, D, et al. "Fatal Melioidosis in a Tourist Returning From Thailand." The Journal of Infection, vol. 29, no. 1, 1994, pp. 87-90.
Wilks D, Jacobson SK, Lever AM, et al. Fatal melioidosis in a tourist returning from Thailand. J Infect. 1994;29(1):87-90.
Wilks, D., Jacobson, S. K., Lever, A. M., & Farrington, M. (1994). Fatal melioidosis in a tourist returning from Thailand. The Journal of Infection, 29(1), 87-90.
Wilks D, et al. Fatal Melioidosis in a Tourist Returning From Thailand. J Infect. 1994;29(1):87-90. PubMed PMID: 7525733.
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