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Melioidosis and Pandora's Box in the Lao People's Democratic Republic

Rattanaphone Phetsouvanh, Simmaly Phongmany, Paul Newton, Mayfong Mayxay, Andrew Ramsay, Vanaporn Wuthiekanun and Nicholas J White

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 32, issue 4, pages 653-654
Published in print February 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online February 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/318713
Melioidosis and Pandora's Box in the Lao People's Democratic Republic

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Melioidosis has not been recognized previously in Laos, but within months of starting a prospective study of community acquired septicemia in Vientiane, 2 patients with melioidosis were identified. One was a previously healthy, 44-year-old female rice farmer who presented with supraclavicular lymphadenitis and the other was a 74-year-old man with diabetes and renal calculi who was receiving corticosteroids and had septicemia and septic arthritis.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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