Cutaneous melioidosis in a man who was taken as a prisoner of war by the Japanese during World War II

Viseth Ngauy, Yan Lemeshev, Lee Sadkowski, George Crawford

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Abstract

Melioidosis, an infection caused by the gram-negative bacillus Burkholderia pseudomallei, is endemic to Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. Human infection is acquired through contact with contaminated water via percutaneous inoculation. Clinical manifestations range from skin and soft tissue infection to pneumonia with sepsis. We report a case of a man who was taken as a prisoner of war by the Japanese during World War II who presented with a nonhealing ulcer on his right hand 62 years after the initial exposure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)970-972
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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