TITLE

Melioidosis

AUTHOR(S)
Wiersinga, W. Joost; Currie, Bart J.; Peacock, Sharon J.
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
New England Journal of Medicine;9/13/2012, Vol. 367 Issue 11, p1035
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses developments in the pathogenesis, diagnostics and treatment of melioidosis. The condition is caused by the environmental gram-negative bacillus Burkholderia pseudomallei and characterized by pneumonia and multiple abscesses. The bacterium was also classified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a category B bioterrorism agent. The virulence factors involved in melioidosis, as well as its global distribution, are also discussed.
ACCESSION #
79820613

 

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