Twelve Burkholderia pseudomallei isolates collected over a 32-month period from a patient with chronic melioidosis demonstrated identical multilocus sequence types (STs). However, whole-genome sequencing suggests a polyclonal infection. This study is the first to report a mixed infection with the same ST.
Price, E., Sarovich, D., Viberg, L., Mayo, M., Kaestli, M., Tuanyok, A., Foster, J., Keim, P. S., Pearson, T., & Currie, B. (2015). Whole-genome sequencing of Burkholderia pseudomallei isolates from an unusual melioidosis case identifies a polyclonal infection with the same multilocus sequence type. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 53(1), 282-286. [e01282-14]. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.02560-14