Recurrent Melioidosis in the Darwin Prospective Melioidosis Study: Improving Therapies Mean that Relapse Cases Are Now Rare

Derek Sarovich, Linda Ward, Erin Price, Mark Mayo, Matthew Pitman, Robert Baird, Bart Currie

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    The Darwin Prospective Melioidosis Study has documented 785 melioidosis cases over 23 years. Recurrent melioidosis occurred in 39/679 (5.7%) patients surviving initial infection; 29 patients suffered relapse of the original infection, and 10 presented with a new Burkholderia pseudomallei infection. With improved therapy, relapse has become rare in recent years.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)650-653
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014


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