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Melioidosis

  • Sabine Enenkel
  • Wolfgang Stille

Abstract

Melioidosis is a rare disease that is endemic in Southeast Asia, where the causative agent, Pseudomonas pseudomallei, is widely distributed in soil. Most cases have been reported from Vietnam, Malaysia, Burma, and Thailand, but the disease occurs worldwide between latitudes 20° north and 20° south. Subclinical infection is not rare, as indicated by serological surveys, and delayed reactivation may occur after years of latency.

Keywords

Methylene Blue Subclinical Infection Serological Survey Body Secretion Quinolone Derivative 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sabine Enenkel
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Stille
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity Hospital, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt/Main 70Germany
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineUniversity Hospital Johann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt/Main 70Germany

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