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Risk Factors for Melioidosis and Bacteremic Melioidosis

Yupin Suputtamongkol, Wipada Chaowagul, Ploenchan Chetchotisakd, Nimit Lertpatanasuwun, Sunanta Intaranongpai, Theera Ruchutrakool, Duangkao Budhsarawong, Piroon Mootsikapun, Vanaporn Wuthiekanun, Nitaya Teerawatasook and Aroonlug Lulitanond

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 29, issue 2, pages 408-413
Published in print July 1999 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online July 1999 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/520223
Risk Factors for Melioidosis and Bacteremic Melioidosis

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A case-control study was conducted in four hospitals in northeastern Thailand to identify risk factors for melioidosis and bacteremic melioidosis. Cases were patients with culture-proven melioidosis, and there were two types of controls (those with infections, i.e., with community-acquired septicemia caused by other bacteria, and those without infection, i.e., randomly selected patients admitted with noninfectious diseases to the same hospitals). Demographic data, clinical presentations, and suspected risk factors were analyzed. Diabetes mellitus, preexisting renal diseases, thalassemia, and occupational exposure, classified by the soil and water risk assessment, were confirmed to be significant risk factors for melioidosis and bacteremic melioidosis. Only diabetes mellitus was a significant factor associated with bacteremic melioidosis, as compared with nonbacteremia. A significant interaction was found between diabetes mellitus and occupational exposure. Thus, diabetic rice farmers would be the most appropriate population group for targeted control measures such as vaccination in the future.

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

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