Melioidosis is a tropical infectious disease caused by the gram-negative bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei. It is endemic in many parts of the world, including Southeast Asia, and has a mortality rate of about 45%. We report a case of localized nonfatal cutaneous melioidosis presenting as a persistent ulcer in an otherwise healthy young woman.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Oct 1 2003|
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