A Burkholderia pseudomallei type III secretion system real-time PCR assay was evaluated on clinical specimens in a region where melioidosis is endemic. The PCR was positive in 30/33 (91%) patients with culture-confirmed melioidosis. All six patients with melioidosis septic shock were blood PCR positive, suggesting potential for rapid diagnosis and commencement of appropriate therapy. Copyright � 2006, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Microbiology|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|