Burkholderia pseudomallei

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Burkholderia pseudomallei

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.
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Burkholderia pseudomallei

A 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.

Clinical findings
Human disease ranges from asymptomatic to melioidosis, which is characterised by multifocal abscesses, pneumonia, septicaemia and shock. It has a 20–50% mortality rate.
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Burkholderia pseudomallei

Pseudomonas pseudomallei Bacteriology A Pseudomonas-like bacterium Clinical Ranges from asymptomatic to melioidosis; skin infection and multifocal abscesses, URI, septicemia and shock
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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.
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In 1936, the Whitmore bacillus was isolated from a submaxillary node of a slaughtered pig by G.
The bacterium, also called Whitmore bacillus, is an oxidase-positive, gram-negative rod.