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Treatments for Melioidosis

Treatment List for Melioidosis

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Melioidosis includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Melioidosis: Is the Diagnosis Correct?

The first step in getting correct treatment is to get a correct diagnosis. Differential diagnosis list for Melioidosis may include:

Latest treatments for Melioidosis:

The following are some of the latest treatments for Melioidosis:

Hospital statistics for Melioidosis:

These medical statistics relate to hospitals, hospitalization 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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Discussion of treatments for Melioidosis:

Is there a treatment for melioidosis?

ost cases of melioidosis can be treated with appropriate antibiotics. Burkholderia psuedomallei, the organism that causes melioidosis, is usually sensitive to imipenem, penicillin, doxycycline, amoxycillin-clavulanic acid, azlocillin, ceftazidime, ticarcillin-vulanic acid, ceftriaxone, and aztreonam. Treatment should be initiated early in the course of the disease. Although bloodstream infection with melioidosis can be fatal, the other types of the disease are nonfatal. The type of infection and the course of treatment can predict any long-term sequelae. (Source: excerpt from Melioidosis: DBMD)

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