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Signs of Melioidosis

Symptoms of Melioidosis

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Melioidosis may include:

Note that Melioidosis symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Melioidosis signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Melioidosis:

Melioidosis: DBMD (Excerpt)

Illness from melioidosis can be categorized as acute or localized infection, acute pulmonary infection, acute bloodstream infection, and chronic suppurative infection. Inapparent infections are also possible. (Source: excerpt from Melioidosis: DBMD)

Melioidosis: DBMD (Excerpt)

Acute, localized infection: This form of infection is generally localized as a nodule and results from inoculation through a break in the skin. The acute form of melioidosis can produce fever and general muscle aches, and may progress rapidly to infect the bloodstream.

Pulmonary infection: This form of the disease can produce a clinical picture of mild bronchitis to severe pneumonia. The onset of pulmonary melioidosis is typically accompanied by a high fever, headache, anorexia, and general muscle soreness. Chest pain is common, but a nonproductive or productive cough with normal sputum is the hallmark of this form of melioidosis.

Acute bloodstream infection: Patients with underlying illness such as HIV, renal failure, and diabetes are affected by this type of the disease, which usually results in septic shock. The symptoms of the bloodstream infection vary depending on the site of original infection, but they generally include respiratory distress, severe headache, fever, diarrhea, development of pus-filled lesions on the skin, muscle tenderness, and disorientation. This is typically an infection of short duration, and abscesses will be found throughout the body.

Chronic suppurative infection: Chronic melioidosis is an infection that involves the organs of the body. These typically include the joints, viscera, lymph nodes, skin, brain, liver, lung, bones, and spleen. (Source: excerpt from Melioidosis: DBMD)

More Symptoms of Melioidosis:

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What are the signs of Melioidosis?

The phrase "signs of Melioidosis" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Melioidosis that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Melioidosis" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Melioidosis.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Melioidosis. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Melioidosis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Melioidosis signs or Melioidosis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Melioidosis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Melioidosis symptoms.


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