Assessment of the extent and activity af melioidosis with Technetium labelled leukocyte scanning

Ramsay , S.C., La Brooy, J., Ketharanathan, S., and Matthiesson, T. (1999) Assessment of the extent and activity af melioidosis with Technetium labelled leukocyte scanning. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine, 29 (5). pp. 739-740.

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Abstract

[Extract] Melioidosis is an infective disease caused by Burkholderia pseudowiallei. It is endemic in Northern Queensland and other parts of tropical Australia. The infection may be disseminated or localised, and may present as acute fulminant septicaemia, subacute illness, chronic infection, or subclinical disease. The lungs are most frequently affected, though the skin, subcutaneous tissues, bones, joints, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, prostate, genital organs, brain, meninges, parotid glands, lymph nodes and pericardium may be involved. Diagnosis of the disease is not necessarily difficult, being made absolutely by culture of the causative organism from blood or pus, or presumptively using serological testing. However, assessment of disease extent, especially involvement of soft tissues, can be problematic.

Item ID: 23398
Item Type: Article (Case Study)
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Title of journal is now: Internal Medicine Journal

ISSN: 1445-5994
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2012 04:59
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110309 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
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