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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 263-265

Emerging Drug Resistance in Melioidosis

Department of Internal Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala, India

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Madhavan Pillai Gopalakrishna Pillai
Department of Internal Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi - 682 041, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.155020

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Melioidosis, also known as Whitmore disease, is caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, a motile, aerobic, non-spore-forming bacillus. The bacterium is known to thrive in tropical climates. However, the worldwide incidence of the disease appears to be increasing as a result of increased travel and epidemiological sophistication. [1] We report two patients who were diagnosed to have melioidosis, and the challenges faced in treating them.

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