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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 129--132

Isolation of burkholderia pseudomallei from a case of septicaemia - A case report

K Anuradha1, AK Meena2, V Lakshmi1 
1 Departments of Microbiology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences Hyderabad - 500 082, India
2 Departments of Neurology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences Hyderabad - 500 082, India

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V Lakshmi
Departments of Microbiology, Nizam«SQ»s Institute of Medical Sciences Hyderabad - 500 082
India

Meliodosis, an infectious disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei has been recognized as an emerging infectious disease in India. The infection is under diagnosed and underreported, and hence considered a rare disease. Majority of the cases have been documented from the states with heavy rainfall. The present case being reported is a middle-aged woman who had developed a fulminant infection following exposure to stagnant floodwater in the city of Hyderabad. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of Melioidosis being reported from this part of the country.

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Anuradha K, Meena A K, Lakshmi V. Isolation of burkholderia pseudomallei from a case of septicaemia - A case report.Indian J Med Microbiol 2003;21:129-132

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Anuradha K, Meena A K, Lakshmi V. Isolation of burkholderia pseudomallei from a case of septicaemia - A case report. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2003 [cited 2019 Dec 5 ];21:129-132
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