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Revista Cubana de Medicina

versión impresa ISSN 0034-7523versión On-line ISSN 1561-302X

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RUBIERA JIMENEZ, Reynol; GUANCHE GARCELL, Humberto; VILLANUEVA ARIAS, Ariadna  y  GUILARTE GARCIA, Elias. Melioidosis in a Southeast Asian patient. Rev cubana med [online]. 2017, vol.56, n.1, pp.75-80. ISSN 0034-7523.

Melioidosis is an infectious disease caused by a facultative intracellular gram-negative bacterium, Burkholderia pseudomallei, found in soil and water. It is of importance for public health in endemic areas, especially Southeast Asia. Cases have been described outside the endemic regions, mostly acquired by visitors to these areas. The case is presented of a male patient with respiratory symptoms, elements of sepsis and volumetric contraction, in which the diagnosis of onset diabetes mellitus and community-acquired pneumonia, while Burkholderia pseudomallei was finally isolated in hemoculture. The recommended treatment was started according to the antibiogram, observing the patient's satisfactory evolution.

Palabras clave : melioidosis; Burkholderia pseudomallei; South East Asia.

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