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Melioidosis mimicking pulmonary tuberculosis

Authors:

S.H. Pathirathne,

Respiratory Unit, Teaching Hospital, Kandy, LK
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G.P. Athukorala,

Respiratory Unit, Teaching Hospital, Kandy, LK
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H. Hussain,

Respiratory Unit, Teaching Hospital, Kandy, LK
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P.L.B. Nishantha,

Respiratory Unit, Teaching Hospital, Kandy, LK
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H.M.P.K. Senevirathne,

Respiratory Unit, Teaching Hospital, Kandy, LK
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E. Corea,

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, LK
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A.D. Siribaddana

Respiratory Unit, Teaching Hospital, Kandy,, LK
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Abstract

Melioidosis is caused by the soil bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei. The bacterium is an oxidase-positive, motile gram-negative bacillus, showing bipolar staining. While most cases are considered to be from percutaneous inoculation, inhalation is also a well-recognized mode of infection.

How to Cite: Pathirathne, S.H. et al., (2016). Melioidosis mimicking pulmonary tuberculosis. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine. 24(1), pp.30–32. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljm.v24i1.5
Published on 09 May 2016.
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