melioidosis

Fatal bacterial disease of rodents in the tropics, caused by Pseudomonas pseudomallei . Affects lymph nodes and viscera.

Melioidosis

Melioidosis is an infectious disease caused by a Gram-negative bacterium, Burkholderia pseudomallei, found in soil and water. It is of public health importance in endemic areas, particularly in Thailand and northern Australia. It exists in acute and chronic forms. Symptoms may include pain in chest, bones, or joints; cough; skin infections, lung n...
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melioidosis

(me″le-oi-do┬┤sis) a glanderslike disease of rodents, caused by Pseudomonas pseudomallei and occasionally transmitted to humans; it is most commonly seen in China and Southeast Asia. Two forms are noted in humans: the acute form is characterized by pulmonary, liver, and spleen involvement with septicemia; and the c...
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melioidosis

a bacterial infection in humans and animals caused by Pseudomonas pseudomallei. Transmission to humans occurs through contact of a skin abrasion ...
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melioidosis

A disease of humans and animals that resembles glanders. It is caused by burkholderia pseudomallei and may range from a dormant infection to a condition that causes multiple abscesses, pneumonia, and bacteraemia. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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melioidosis

A glanderslike disease caused by Pseudomonas pseudomallei, characterized by the development of nodules in internal organs; not known to occur in the United States.
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melioidosis

melioidosis 1. A disease characterized by infectious granulomas similar to glanders; it is primarily a disease of rodents but is occasionally communicable to humans. 2. Etymology: from Greek melis, 'glanders' + -oid, 'like' + -osis, 'diseased condition'. 3. Also known as pseudoglanders; formerly called 'Whitmore's disease'. An infectious illness...
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Melioidosis

Our Melioidosis Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Melioidosis Melioidosis: An infectious illness, also called Whitmore's disease, that is most frequent in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia and is caused by a bacteria called 'Pseudomonas pseudomallei' found in soil, rice paddies and stagnant waters. Hum...
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melioidosis

Type: Term Pronunciation: mel′ē-oy-dō′sis Definitions: 1. An infectious disease of rodents in India and Southeast Asia that is caused by Pseudomonas pseudomallei and is communicable to humans. The characteristic lesion is a small caseous nodule, found generally throughout the body, which breaks down into an abscess; symptoms v...
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