Melioidosis, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

E Vlieghe, L Kruy, B De Smet, C Kham, CH Veng, T Phe, O Koole, S Thai, L Lynen, J Jacobs

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    We describe 58 adult patients with melioidosis in Cambodia (2007-2010). Diabetes was the main risk factor (59%); 67% of infections occurred during the rainy season. Bloodstream infection was present in 67% of patients, which represents 12% of all bloodstream infections. The case-fatality rate was 52% and associated with inappropriate empiric treatment.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
    Issue number7
    Pages (from-to)1289-1292
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


    • B780-tropical-medicine
    • Bacterial diseases
    • Melioidosis
    • Burkholderia pseudomallei
    • Epidemiology
    • Case reports
    • Risk factors
    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Seasonality
    • Rainfall
    • Blood-borne diseases
    • Antimicrobial resistance
    • Case fatality rates
    • Predictors
    • Mortality
    • Cambodia
    • Asia-Southeast


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