Signs of Melioidosis
Symptoms of Melioidosis
The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources
for Melioidosis may include:
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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)
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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.