Expect the unexpected: pleuro-pulmonary melioidosis in a renal transplant recipient

Zulfikar Jabbar, T Han, F Gagan

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)E40-E43
    Number of pages4
    JournalTransplant Infectious Disease
    Volume15
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

    Keywords

    • Burkholderia pseudomallei
    • Immunosuppression
    • Melioidosis
    • Pleuro-pulmonary
    • Renal transplantation
    • Septicemia

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