Published: 2019-09-25

Melioidosis: a case series from coastal Karnataka, India

Shabari M. Shenoy, Ankith Vaidya, Chethan Subramanya


Melioidosis is an infectious disease caused by gram negative bacteria B. pseudomallei. The disease is largely under diagnosed globally. Sporadic cases have been reported from India, distributed mostly in the coastal areas. Authors present a series of seven culture proven cases of Melioidosis treated at a tertiary care Hospital in the coastal city of Mangalore in South India.


B. pseudomallei, Gram negative bacteria, Infectious disease, Melioidosis, Pneumonia, Vietnamese time bomb, Whitmore’s disease

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