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Disease definition

Melioidosis is a bacterial zoonosis caused by the Gram-negative bacillus Burkholderia (Pseudomonas) pseudomallei, also called Whitmore bacillus. The infection can be acute, subacute, or chronic and affects the skin, the lungs, or the whole body.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: A24.1  A24.2  A24.3  A24.4
  • OMIM: 615557
  • UMLS: C0025229
  • MeSH: D008554
  • GARD: 9546
  • MedDRA: 10069748

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