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Type: Journal article
Title: The neuropathology of melioidosis: two cases and a review of the literature
Author: Koszyca, B.
Currie, B.
Blumbergs, P.
Citation: Clinical Neuropathology, 2004; 23(5):195-203
Publisher: Dustri-Verlag Dr Karl Feistle
Issue Date: 2004
ISSN: 0722-5091
Abstract: Melioidosis is an infectious disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei and is hyperendemic in the Top End of the Northern Territory of Australia, as well as being widespread throughout tropical south east Asia. The infection is primarily acquired via the inoculation of compromised surface tissues by contaminated soils and water and it can cause an acute, rapidly fatal illness. Although pneumonia is the commonest manifestation, neurological presentations have been described, most notably encephalomyelitis. This paper presents the neuropathology of 2 fatal cases of neurological melioidosis and reviews the relevant literature.
Keywords: Brain; Humans; Burkholderia pseudomallei; Brain Abscess; Melioidosis; Encephalomyelitis; Immunohistochemistry; Fatal Outcome; Middle Aged; Male
RMID: 0020041266
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