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The neuropathology of melioidosis: two cases and a review of the literature

Koszyca, B., Currie, Bart J. and Blumbergs, P. C. (2004). The neuropathology of melioidosis: two cases and a review of the literature. Clinical Neuropathology,23(5):195-203.

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Title The neuropathology of melioidosis: two cases and a review of the literature
Author Koszyca, B.
Currie, Bart J.
Blumbergs, P. C.
Journal Name Clinical Neuropathology
Publication Date 2004
Volume Number 23
Issue Number 5
ISSN 0722-5091   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 195
End Page 203
Publisher Dustri-Verlagt
HERDC Category C2 - Journal Article - Other contributions to refereed journal (internal)
Abstract Melioidosis is an infectious disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei and is hyperendemic in the Top End of the Northern Territory of Australia, as well as being widespread throughout tropical south east Asia. The infection is primarily acquired via the inoculation of compromised surface tissues by contaminated soils and water and it can cause an acute, rapidly fatal illness. Although pneumonia is the commonest manifestation, neurological presentations have been described, most notably encephalomyelitis. This paper presents the neuropathology of 2 fatal cases of neurological melioidosis and reviews the relevant literature
Keywords acute
Australia
Brain
Brain Abscess
Burkholderia
Burkholderia pseudomallei
Case Report
complications
Encephalomyelitis
Fatal Outcome
Humans
Illness
Immunohistochemistry
Infection
infectious
Male
melioidosis
metabolism
Microbiology
Northern Territory
pathology
physiopathology
Pneumonia
pseudomallei
 
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