Burkholderia mallei


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Related to Burkholderia mallei: glanders, Pseudomonas mallei, Burkholderia cepacia, Burkholderia pseudomallei

Burkholderia mallei

a bacterial species infectious to horses and donkeys, causing glanders and farcy.
Synonym(s): Pseudomonas mallei

Burkholderia mallei

a nonmotile species that causes glanders. It is primarily a disease of horses, mules, and donkeys but may also infect humans and other animals. It is a potential agent for bioterrorism.

Burkholderia mallei

A gram-negative bacterium which causes glanders in horses, donkeys and mules; it is not part of normal human flora.

Clinical findings
Human disease is rare, and follows exposure of mucocutaneous surfaces (eyes, mouth, nose) or skin cuts to infected animals, resulting in fever, skin abscesses, pneumonia and septicaemia, which, if untreated, is often fatal.

Burk·hol·der·i·a mal·le·i

(bŭrk-hol-der'ē-ă mal'ē-ī)
A bacterial species infectious to horses and donkeys, causing glanders and farcy.
Synonym(s): Pseudomonas mallei.

Burkholderia

a genus of gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped bacteria.

Burkholderia mallei
the causative agent of glanders, a disease of horses that is communicable to humans. Previously called Pseudomonas mallei.
Burkholderia pseudomallei
the causative agent of melioidosis, a disease of rodents occasionally transmitted to all domestic animal species and humans. Formerly called Pseudomonas pseudomallei.
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Burkholderia pseudomallei and Burkholderia mallei are Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria, and are the causative agents of the diseases melioidosis and glanders, respectively.
The causative agent, Burkholderia pseudomallei along with the related Burkholderia mallei, the causative agent of glanders, can be transmitted from animals to man as well as from person to person.
Burkholderia pseudomallei along with the related agent Burkholderia mallei, the causative agent of glanders, can be transmitted from animals to man as well as from person to person.
Rapid identification of Burkholderia mallei and Burkholderia pseudomallei by intact cell matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation mass spectrometric typing.
Multilocus typing and evolutionary relationships among the causative agents of melioidosis and glanders, Burkholderia pseudomallei and Burkholderia mallei.
Glanders, a World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)-listed disease, is a contagious, life-threatening disease of equids caused by the gram-negative bacterium Burkholderia mallei (1).
Detection of the reemerging agent Burkholderia mallei in a recent outbreak of glanders in the United Arab Emirates by a newly developed fliP-based polymerase chain reaction assay.
It is caused by the bacterium Burkholderia mallei, an obligate pathogen of horses, donkeys, and mules (Equidae), with occasional infections in felines, canines, and humans (2,3).
Development of a 5'-nuclease real-time PCR assay targeting fliP for the rapid identification of Burkholderia mallei in clinical samples.
Structural flexibility in the Burkholderia mallei genome.