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Burkholderia pseudomallei: a case report of a human infection in Ceará, Brazil.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15057337     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Burkholderia pseudomallei has rarely been isolated from environmental and clinical specimens in South America, particularly, in Brazil. This report describes a case of melioidosis with fulminant sepsis in a 10 year old boy, from rural area, in Tejuçuoca, State of Ceará, Brazil. Blood samples were positive and, through the analysis of results from biochemical tests and of drugs susceptibility profile, identified this gram-negative bacillus as B. pseudomallei. The contamination source remains obscure in this case, as soil and water tanks samples submitted to microbiological analyses did not indicate the presence of B. pseudomallei.
Iracema Sampaio Miralles; Maria do Carmo Alves Maciel; Maria Rozzelê Ferreira Angelo; Mirna Moura Gondini; Luiza Helena Feitosa Frota; Cristhiane Moura Falavina dos Reis; Ernesto Hofer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2004-03-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0036-4665     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. Sao Paulo     Publication Date:    2004 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-01     Completed Date:  2004-05-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507484     Medline TA:  Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratório Central de Saúde Pública, Secretaria de Estado da Saúde do Ceará, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brasil.
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MeSH Terms
Burkholderia pseudomallei / drug effects,  isolation & purification*
Fatal Outcome
Melioidosis / diagnosis*
Microbial Sensitivity Tests

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