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We describe melioidosis associated with travel to Nigeria in a woman with diabetes, a major predisposing factor for this infection. With the prevalence of diabetes projected to increase dramatically in many developing countries, the global reach of melioidosis may expand.

Original publication

DOI

10.3201/eid1707.100502

Type

Journal article

Journal

Emerg Infect Dis

Publication Date

07/2011

Volume

17

Pages

1296 - 1298

Keywords

Amoxicillin-Potassium Clavulanate Combination, Anti-Bacterial Agents, Burkholderia pseudomallei, DNA, Bacterial, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2, Female, Fever, Humans, Melioidosis, Meropenem, Middle Aged, Multilocus Sequence Typing, Nigeria, Phylogeny, Risk Factors, Thienamycins, Travel, Trimethoprim, Sulfamethoxazole Drug Combination