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a species found in cases of melioidosis in humans and other animals and in soil and water in tropical regions. New name for Pseudomonas pseudomallei.
a species that inhabits water and soil and causes melioidosis. Infection is spread via contact with a contaminated source and is a predominant disease of tropical climates. The species is a potential agent for bioterrorism. See also melioidosis.
Burkholderia pseudomalleiA gram-negative Pseudomonas-like bacillus found in the environment—e.g., plants, water, and soil of the tropics and subtropics—which is not part of normal human flora, but may be acquired by inhalation or direct inoculation through disrupted skin.
Human disease ranges from asymptomatic to melioidosis, which is characterised by multifocal abscesses, pneumonia, septicaemia and shock. It has a 20–50% mortality rate.
Burkholderia pseudomalleiPseudomonas pseudomallei Bacteriology A Pseudomonas-like bacterium Clinical Ranges from asymptomatic to melioidosis; skin infection and multifocal abscesses, URI, septicemia and shock
Burk·hol·der·i·a pseu·do·mal·le·i(bŭrk-hol-der'ē-ă sū-dō-mal'ē-ī)
A bacterial species found in cases of melioidosis in humans and other animals and in soil and water in tropical regions.
a genus of gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped bacteria.
the causative agent of glanders, a disease of horses that is communicable to humans. Previously called Pseudomonas mallei.
the causative agent of melioidosis, a disease of rodents occasionally transmitted to all domestic animal species and humans. Formerly called Pseudomonas pseudomallei.