DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20183287

Melioidosis: a multiple disease imposter

Manimaran Rajendran, Shankar Anand, Aravind K.

Abstract


Melioidosis, an endemic disease in South East Asia and Australia is emerging a potential infectious threat off late in India. Though not highly infectious it can be extremely fatal. It has various manifestations which can mimic a wide array of disease including tuberculosis, malignancy, etc., Though not an untreatable disease it can certainly worsen with treatment. An interesting fact is that the fast deteriorating and fatality has made Burkholderia pseudomaleii, the causative organism qualified for biological warfare.


Keywords


Burkholderia, B. psedomallei, Fatal infection, Melioidosis, Septicaemia

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