Melioidosis: Recrudescence with a strain resistant to multiple antimicrobials

C. F. Shaefer, R. C. Trincher, J. P. Rissing

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Abstract

We describe a recent case of melioidosis presenting classically in a young Vietnam veteran. The case demonstrates extensive antibiotic resistance in this isolate and failure of ceftriaxone, despite its in vitro efficacy. Other multiple antimicrobial regimens also failed. Melioidosis remains a concern in patients who have previously lived in endemic areas. A high level of diagnostic suspicion is required, especially in patients with a febrile illness or tuberculosislike presentations. Early detection of Pseudomonas pseudomallei and rational treatment of adequate duration are critical in successful management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-175
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Review of Respiratory Disease
Volume128
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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