Imported Melioidosis Reported in Florida

Kaye, Donald
October 2006
Clinical Infectious Diseases;10/15/2006, Vol. 43 Issue 8, piii
Academic Journal
The article reports on two cases of melioidosis, an infection by Burkholderia pseudomallei discovered in Florida according to the state Department of Health in 2005. Both patients had arrived from Honduras where the disease is endemic with one case resulting in paraplegia and the other in death. Treatment recommendations include initial therapy for at least 14 days with intravenous ceftadizime, meropenem or imipenem and oral trimethoprimsulfarnethoxazole.


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