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Reactivation of latent melioidosis.
  1. A. B. Johnson,
  2. N. Ali
  1. Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, UK.


    Reports of melioidosis in residents of European countries are rare. We describe a case of reactivation of latent melioidosis in a United Kingdom resident. The case demonstrates the lack of clinical response to chemotherapy despite proven in vitro sensitivity of the organism to the drugs used. It is important to consider melioidosis as a cause of septicaemic illness in patients who have travelled to, or been resident in South-East Asia.

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