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a disease of horses that is communicable to humans, caused by Pseudomonas mallei; it is marked by a purulent inflammation of the mucous membranes and an eruption of nodules on the skin that coalesce and break down, forming deep ulcers, which may end in necrosis of cartilage and bones. The more chronic and constitutional form is known as farcy.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A chronic debilitating disease of horses and other equids, as well as some members of the cat family, caused by Pseudomonas mallei and transmissible to humans. It attacks the mucous membranes of the nostrils of the horse, producing an increased and vitiated secretion and discharge of mucus, and enlargement and induration of the glands of the lower jaw. Suppurative pneumonia and skin nodules and ulcers are other forms the disease can take. Eradicated in North America and most countries; as of 1999 found only in Brazil, Mongolia and Pakistan.
[O. Fr. glandres, glands]
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n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
A contagious, usually fatal disease of horses and other equids, caused by the bacterium Burkholderia mallei and characterized by swollen lymph nodes, nasal discharge, and ulcers of the respiratory tract and skin. The disease is communicable to other mammals, including humans.
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glandersInfection by Pseudomonas mallei, a gram-negative aerobic bacillus, which affects large domestic animals, most commonly horses, and is rare in the US; human disease occurs in the form of acute, often fatal, septicemia, chronic mucocutaneous disease or pulmonary infection Clinical From cellulitis to necrosis and granulomas with draining ulcers, pleuritis, necrotizing lobar or bronchopneumonia, nasal septal necrosis, fever, chills, malaise, headaches, pustular rash, lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly; chronic disease is associated with hepatosplenomegaly, pulmonary abscess, granulomas Treatment Sulfadiazine, tetracycline, chloramphenicol, aminoglycosides. See Farcy.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
glandersAn infectious disease of horses occasionally transmitted to humans. It is caused by the organism Pseudomonas mallei and features chest infection with high fever and prostration or many abscesses throughout the body, especially in the skin.
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