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Melioidosis In India: the tip of the iceberg?
Indian J Med Res. 1996 Jan; 103:62-5.IJ

Abstract

Diagnosis of melioidosis by the isolation of Burkholderia pseudomallei from one or more body fluid/tissue specimens of 6 Indian subjects, 5 of whom had not travelled outside India, is reported. The places of residence of these 6 and one patient previously reported, namely Tripura (2), Kerala (2), Orissa (1), Tamil Nadu (1) and Maharashtra (1) are therefore potentially endemic for melioidosis. B.pseudomallei closely resembles common contaminant Pseudomonas sp. and are easily mis-identified in microbiology laboratories. We surmise that melioidosis is underdiagnosed and underreported in India and we alert clinicians, microbiologists and public health professionals to the possibility of melioidosis being far more common than previously recognised.

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Department of Microbiology, Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8926030

Citation

John, T J., et al. "Melioidosis in India: the Tip of the Iceberg?" The Indian Journal of Medical Research, vol. 103, 1996, pp. 62-5.
John TJ, Jesudason MV, Lalitha MK, et al. Melioidosis In India: the tip of the iceberg? Indian J Med Res. 1996;103:62-5.
John, T. J., Jesudason, M. V., Lalitha, M. K., Ganesh, A., Mohandas, V., Cherian, T., Mathai, D., & Chandy, M. J. (1996). Melioidosis In India: the tip of the iceberg? The Indian Journal of Medical Research, 103, 62-5.
John TJ, et al. Melioidosis in India: the Tip of the Iceberg. Indian J Med Res. 1996;103:62-5. PubMed PMID: 8926030.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Melioidosis In India: the tip of the iceberg? AU - John,T J, AU - Jesudason,M V, AU - Lalitha,M K, AU - Ganesh,A, AU - Mohandas,V, AU - Cherian,T, AU - Mathai,D, AU - Chandy,M J, PY - 1996/1/1/pubmed PY - 1996/1/1/medline PY - 1996/1/1/entrez SP - 62 EP - 5 JF - The Indian journal of medical research JO - Indian J Med Res VL - 103 N2 - Diagnosis of melioidosis by the isolation of Burkholderia pseudomallei from one or more body fluid/tissue specimens of 6 Indian subjects, 5 of whom had not travelled outside India, is reported. The places of residence of these 6 and one patient previously reported, namely Tripura (2), Kerala (2), Orissa (1), Tamil Nadu (1) and Maharashtra (1) are therefore potentially endemic for melioidosis. B.pseudomallei closely resembles common contaminant Pseudomonas sp. and are easily mis-identified in microbiology laboratories. We surmise that melioidosis is underdiagnosed and underreported in India and we alert clinicians, microbiologists and public health professionals to the possibility of melioidosis being far more common than previously recognised. SN - 0971-5916 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8926030/Melioidosis_In_India:_the_tip_of_the_iceberg DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -