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Melioidosis in Pahang: a review from registry data 2011-2015

How, Soon Hin and Zainulabid, Ummu Afeera and Mahmud, Fatihah and Mohd Ibrahim, Mohamad Shafiq and Lim, Bee Chiu and Bhajan Singh, Kiren Kaur and Loh, Thian Chee and Fong, Voon Ken and Sulong, Mohd Rahim (2021) Melioidosis in Pahang: a review from registry data 2011-2015. In: 14th National Conference for Clinical Research (NCCR) 2021, 18th - 20th August 2021, Virtual. (Unpublished)

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Reviews of melioidosis cases were conducted throughout the state of Pahang, Malaysia, from 2000 to 2003 and 2005 to 2006, found that there were high annual incidences (6.0 to 6.1 per 100 000 population) and mortality rates (44% to 54%) among adult melioidosis patients compared to other endemic areas where mortalities were between 19 to 39%. Of the remaining surviving patients, only 51.9% received suitable antibiotics for at least two weeks, and eradication therapy was not provided to most patients as per reported in 2000-2003 data. The clinical manifestation of melioidosis in Pahang varied somewhat in comparison with the other endemic countries. In Australia and Thailand, the incidences of localized melioidosis were reported at 54% and 40%, respectively, but only 8% was reported in Pahang. A series of programs on medical education has since been introduced throughout Pahang, and a registry has been created to track the effects.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 7459/91729
Uncontrolled Keywords: Melioidosis; Pahang
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC111 Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: Asst. Dr. Ummu Afeera Zainulabid
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2021 15:47
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2021 15:47
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/91729

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