Melioidosis: an emerging infectious disease.

Raja, N.S. and Ahmed, M.Z. and Singh, N.N. (2005) Melioidosis: an emerging infectious disease. Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, 51 (2). pp. 140-5. ISSN 0022-3859, DOI 16006713.

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Infectious diseases account for a third of all the deaths in the developing world. Achievements in understanding the basic microbiology, pathogenesis, host defenses and expanded epidemiology of infectious diseases have resulted in better management and reduced mortality. However, an emerging infectious disease, melioidosis, is becoming endemic in the tropical regions of the world and is spreading to non-endemic areas. This article highlights the current understanding of melioidosis including advances in diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Better understanding of melioidosis is essential, as it is life-threatening and if untreated, patients can succumb to it. Our sources include a literature review, information from international consensus meetings on melioidosis and ongoing discussions within the medical and scientific community.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Malaya Medical Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use; Burkholderia pseudomallei/isolation & purification;
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2011 01:25
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2017 07:42

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