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Melioidosis
(Whitmore's Disease)

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Melioidosis

  • Melioidosis is an infectious disease caused by a bacterium, Burkholderia pseudomallei.
  • Melioidosis infection commonly involves the lungs.
  • Melioidosis is diagnosed with the help of blood, urine, sputum, or skin-lesion testing.
  • Melioidosis is treated with antibiotics.
  • The overall mortality rate is 40%.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/12/2013

Source: MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/melioidosis/article.htm

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