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Melioidosis - Symptoms

Melioidosis can present in many different ways. It can range from asymptomatic infection to chronic infections (frequenltly mimicking cancer or tuberculosis. It can also present as fulminant acute infections. 

It can cause the following conditions: 
  • Pneumonia (most common)
  • Genitourinary infections
  • Skin infections
  • Bloodstream infections
  • Joint infections
  • Bone infections
  • Central nervous system infections
  • Intra-abdominal infections (including liver, splenic and prostatic abscesses) 
  • Parotid abscesses
Recurrent infections are not uncommon. They can be due to new infections or due to relapse / reactivation disease. Melioidosis often run a protracted course.

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