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 2013-02-01
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
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.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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