Journal Article

Diabetes Mellitus, Insulin, and Melioidosis in Thailand

Andrew J. H. Simpson, Paul N. Newton, Wirongrong Chierakul, Wipada Chaowagul and Nicholas J. White

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 36, issue 5, pages e71-e72
Published in print March 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online March 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/367861
Diabetes Mellitus, Insulin, and Melioidosis in Thailand

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A review of case records for 1817 Thai patients with melioidosis revealed that <10% of the 382 patients with diabetes mellitus were insulin dependent. This provides evidence against the hypothesis that insulin deficiency contributes to the known susceptibility to melioidosis in patients with diabetes mellitus.

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

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