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Melioidosis in Pahang, Malaysia

How, Soon Hin and Ng, K H and Ab Rahman, Jamalludin and Shah, Anis and Rathor, Mohammad Yousuf (2005) Melioidosis in Pahang, Malaysia. The Medical Journal of Malaysia, 60 (5). pp. 606-613. ISSN 0300-5283

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We conducted a retrospective review of 135 patients with melioidosis in Pahang from January 2000 to June 2003. Patients were mostly male (78.5%) and Malay (83%) with a median age of 51 years. Seventy four percent of patients were diabetic. Common presentations were pneumonia (40.7%), septicaemic without obvious source of infection (19.3%) and multiple organ involvement (15.6%). Only 32.7% were given appropriate antibiotics empirically. The overall mortality was 54% with most deaths (65%) occurring within 48 hours of admission. Patients with pneumonia, multiple organ involvement and septicaemic of unknown source had higher mortality as compared to patients with subcutaneous, musculoskeletal or single internal organ involvement without pneumonia (p < 0.001). The relapse rate was 19.2%.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2987/3663
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adult; Melioidosis, Burkhoderia pseudomallei; Mortality
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Community Health & Family Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: Dr Jamalludin Ab Rahman
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2011 15:39
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2016 14:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/3663

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