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Case report: Fatal co-infection-melioidosis and leptospirosis

How, Soon Hin and Ramalingam, Rajalingam and Kuan, Yeh Chunn and Ahmad, Norazah and Ab Rahman, Jamalludin and Mohamed, Mohd Sapian (2012) Case report: Fatal co-infection-melioidosis and leptospirosis. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 87 (4). 737-740 . ISSN 0002-9637

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Co-infection of melioidosis and leptospirosis is uncommon. We report here four such cases, confirmed by blood culture for melioidosis and blood polymerase-chain reaction for leptospirosis, which occurred among rescuers involved in a search and rescue operation for a young man who was suspected to have drowned in Lubuk Yu, a recreational forest in Pahang, Malaysia. Despite treatment, three of the patients died from the co-infection.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2987/28864
Uncontrolled Keywords: Co-Infection–Melioidosis, Leptospirosis
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: AP Soon Hin How
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2013 13:23
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2016 15:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/28864

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