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Diseases » Melioidosis » Summary
 

What is Melioidosis?

What is Melioidosis?

  • Melioidosis: Bacterial infection from soil or water.
  • Melioidosis: A species of gram-negative, aerobic bacteria that causes MELIOIDOSIS. It has been isolated from soil and water in tropical regions, particularly Southeast Asia.
    Source - Diseases Database

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Melioidosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Melioidosis: Introduction

Types of Melioidosis:

Types of Melioidosis:

Broader types of Melioidosis:

How many people get Melioidosis?

Incidence (annual) of Melioidosis: 0-5 cases annually (DBMD)
Incidence Rate of Melioidosis: approx 1 in 0 or 0.00% or 0 people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Melioidosis: In the United States, confirmed cases range from none to five each year and occur among travelers and immigrants. (Source: excerpt from Melioidosis: DBMD)

Who gets Melioidosis?

Geography Profile for Melioidosis: Melioidosis is predominately a disease of tropical climates, especially in Southeast Asia where it is endemic. (Source: excerpt from Melioidosis: DBMD)

How serious is Melioidosis?

Complications of Melioidosis: see complications of Melioidosis

What causes Melioidosis?

Causes of Melioidosis: see causes of Melioidosis
Causes of Melioidosis: The bacteria causing melioidosis are found in contaminated water and soil and are spread to humans and animals through direct contact with the contaminated source. (Source: excerpt from Melioidosis: DBMD)
Risk factors for Melioidosis: see risk factors for Melioidosis

What are the symptoms of Melioidosis?

Symptoms of Melioidosis: see symptoms of Melioidosis

Complications of Melioidosis: see complications of Melioidosis

Incubation period for Melioidosis: a few days

Incubation period for Melioidosis: The incubation period (time between exposure and appearance of clinical symptoms) is not clearly defined, but may range from 2 days to many years. (Source: excerpt from Melioidosis: DBMD)

Can anyone else get Melioidosis?

Contagion of Melioidosis: Not contagious.
More information: see contagiousness of Melioidosis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Melioidosis

Melioidosis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Melioidosis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Melioidosis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Melioidosis: Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Melioidosis.
Treatments for Melioidosis: see treatments for Melioidosis
Prevention of Melioidosis: see prevention of Melioidosis

Society issues for Melioidosis


Hospitalization statistics for Melioidosis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Melioidosis:

  • 0% (5) of hospital consultant episodes were for glanders and melioidosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for glanders and melioidosis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60% of hospital consultant episodes for glanders and melioidosis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 40% of hospital consultant episodes for glanders and melioidosis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Name and Aliases of Melioidosis

Main name of condition: Melioidosis

Class of Condition for Melioidosis: bacterial

Other names or spellings for Melioidosis:

Whitmore’s disease

Burkholderia pseudomallei, Pseudoglanders, Pseudomonas pseudomallei, Whitmore's disease Source - Diseases Database

Melioidosis: Related Conditions

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