Recurrent melioidosis in patients in northeast Thailand is frequently due to reinfection rather than relapse.

@article{Maharjan2005RecurrentMI,
  title={Recurrent melioidosis in patients in northeast Thailand is frequently due to reinfection rather than relapse.},
  author={Bina Maharjan and Narisara Chantratita and Mongkol Vesaratchavest and Allen C Cheng and Vanaporn Wuthiekanun and Wirongrong Chierakul and Wipada Chaowagul and Nicholas P J Day and Sharon J Peacock},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={43 12},
  pages={6032-4}
}
Human melioidosis is associated with a high rate of recurrent disease, despite adequate antimicrobial treatment. Here, we define the rate of relapse versus the rate of reinfection in 116 patients with 123 episodes of recurrent melioidosis who were treated at Sappasithiprasong Hospital in Northeast Thailand between 1986 and 2005. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis was performed on all isolates; isolates from primary and recurrent disease for a given patient different by one or more bands were… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 43 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 17 references

Melioidosis. Lancet 361:1715–1722

  • N. J. White
  • MAHARJAN ET AL. J. CLIN. MICROBIOL. on Jne 24,
  • 2003
Highly Influential
3 Excerpts

Oral fluoroquinolones in the maintenance treatment of melioidosis

  • W. Chaowagul, Y. Suputtamongkol, M. D. Smith, N. J. White
  • Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med
  • 1997
1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…