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Mycotic Aneurysm Due to <i>Burkholderia pseudomallei</i> Infection: Case Reports and Literature Review

Jenny Guek Hong Low, Amy May Lin Quek, Yoong Kong Sin and Brenda Sze Peng Ang

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 40, issue 1, pages 193-198
Published in print January 2005 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online January 2005 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/426590
Mycotic Aneurysm Due to Burkholderia pseudomallei Infection: Case Reports and Literature Review

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Melioidosis caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei infection is endemic in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. Cardiovascular complications resulting in mycotic aneurysms are very rare. To our knowledge, there have only been 6 isolated case reports published in the literature to date. We report 6 cases of melioidosis in Singapore that presented as aortic aneurysms.

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

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