Diabetes Mellitus, Insulin, and Melioidosis in Thailand

Simpson, Andrew J.H.; Newton, Paul N.; Chierakul, Wirongrong; Chaowagul, Wipada; White, Nicholas J.
March 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;3/1/2003, Vol. 36 Issue 5, pe71
Academic Journal
A review of case records for 1817 Thai patients with melioidosis revealed that <10% of the 382 patients with diabetes mellitus were insulin dependent. This provides evidence against the hypothesis that insulin deficiency contributes to the known susceptibility to melioidosis in patients with diabetes mellitus.


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