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Causes of Glanders:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Glanders. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Glanders Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Glanders may include:

  • Implement barrier protection with secretion precautions. While person-to-person transmission is unlikely, isolation rooms for these patients are advisable. Patients should be masked to prevent droplet dissemination
  • Hospital admission
  • Meropenem
  • Merrem
  • Imipenem
  • Cilastatin
  • Primaxin
  • more treatments...»

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Article Excerpts about Glanders

Glanders is an infectious disease that is caused by the bacterium Burkholderia mallei. Glanders is primarily a disease affecting horses, but it also affects donkeys and mules and can be naturally contracted by goats, dogs, and cats. Human infection, although not seen in the United States since 1945, has occurred rarely and sporadically among laboratory workers and those in direct and prolonged contact with infected, domestic animals. (Source: excerpt from Glanders General: DBMD)

Glanders is an infectious disease that is caused by the bacterium ... (Source: excerpt from Glanders General: DBMD)

Definitions of Glanders:

A contagious disease of horses that can be transmitted to humans. It is caused by BURKHOLDERIA MALLEI and characterized by ulceration of the respiratory mucosa and an eruption of nodules on the skin.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

A destructive and contagious bacterial disease of horses that can be transmitted to humans
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Glanders

The list below shows some of the causes of Glanders mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Glanders?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Glanders. Of the 2 causes of Glanders that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 1 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Glanders:

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What are the alternative names for Glanders:

Actinobacillus mallei, Pseudomonas mallei
- (Source - Diseases Database)

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