Whitmore disease


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mel·i·oi·do·sis

(mel'ē-oy-dō'sis),
An infectious disease of rodents in India and Southeast Asia that is caused by Pseudomonas pseudomallei and is communicable to humans. The characteristic lesion is a small caseous nodule, found generally throughout the body, which breaks down into an abscess; symptoms vary according to the tracts or organs involved.
[G. mēlis, a distemper of asses, + eidos, resemblance, + -osis, condition]

Whitmore disease

(hwit'mor?)
[Alfred Whitmore, Brit. surgeon, 1876–1946]
Melioidosis.

Whitmore,

Alfred, English surgeon, 1876-1946.
Whitmore bacillus - a species found in cases of melioidosis in humans and other animals and in soil and water in tropical regions. Synonym(s): Pseudomonas pseudomallei
Whitmore disease - an infectious disease of rodents in India and Southeast Asia that is caused by Pseudomonas pseudomallei and is communicable to humans. Synonym(s): melioidosis