Expect the unexpected: pleuro-pulmonary melioidosis in a renal transplant recipient

Jabbar, Z., Han, T. M. and Gagan, F. (2013) Expect the unexpected: pleuro-pulmonary melioidosis in a renal transplant recipient. Transplant Infectious Disease, 15 1: E40-E43. doi:10.1111/tid.12047


Author Jabbar, Z.
Han, T. M.
Gagan, F.
Title Expect the unexpected: pleuro-pulmonary melioidosis in a renal transplant recipient
Journal name Transplant Infectious Disease   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1398-2273
1399-3062
Publication date 2013-02
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/tid.12047
Volume 15
Issue 1
Start page E40
End page E43
Total pages 4
Place of publication Malden, MA, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Melioidosis is an infectious disease endemic in tropical northern Australia and Southeast Asia, and, if treated late or inappropriately, is usually fatal. We report a rare case of pleuro-pulmonary melioidosis with septicemia in a renal transplant recipient to highlight the potential risk of acquiring this infection in at-risk patients living in, or visiting, regions that are endemic for melioidosis, and to convey the importance of its early diagnosis and specific treatment.
Keyword Burkholderia pseudomallei
Immunosuppression
Melioidosis
Pleuro-pulmonary
Renal transplantation
Septicemia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 26 December 2012.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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