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Melioidosis masquerading as enteric fever.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19121671     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Melioidosis is endemic in Southeast Asia and northern Australia, but it has been rarely reported from India. Recent reports have shown that melioidosis is an emerging infection in this part of the world, but enteric fever is more commonly seen in India. We present a 50-year-old male with diabetes who presented with acute onset of febrile illness. Preliminary investigations were suggestive of enteric fever, and he showed a partial response to parenteral ceftriaxone; however, it later turned out that he had melioidosis. The widal titres were persistently elevated even following treatment with meropenem.
Rohith Valsalan; Shubha Seshadri; Vinay R Pandit
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene     Volume:  102 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1878-3503     ISO Abbreviation:  Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-05     Completed Date:  2009-11-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506129     Medline TA:  Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S117-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Udupi District, 576 104, Karnataka, India.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
Burkholderia pseudomallei / drug effects,  isolation & purification*
Diagnosis, Differential
Drug Therapy, Combination
Melioidosis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  microbiology
Middle Aged
Treatment Outcome
Typhoid Fever / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  microbiology
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0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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