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Title: Expect the unexpected: pleuro-pulmonary melioidosis in a renal transplant recipient.
Authors: Jabbar, Z
Han, T M
Gagan, F
Affiliation: Department of Nephrology, Division of Medicine, Royal Darwin Hospital, Northern Territory Medical Program, Flinders University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
Issue Date: Feb-2013
Citation: Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society 2013-02; 15(1): E40-3
Abstract: Melioidosis is an infectious disease endemic in tropical northern Australia and Southeast Asia, and, if treated late or inappropriately, is usually fatal. We report a rare case of pleuro-pulmonary melioidosis with septicemia in a renal transplant recipient to highlight the potential risk of acquiring this infection in at-risk patients living in, or visiting, regions that are endemic for melioidosis, and to convey the importance of its early diagnosis and specific treatment.
DOI: 10.1111/tid.12047
Type: Case Reports
Journal Article
Subjects: Aged
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Asia, Southeastern
Burkholderia pseudomallei
Endemic Diseases
Pleural Diseases
Pneumonia, Bacterial
Risk Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Kidney Transplantation
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