Yuichi Katanami, Satoshi Kutsuna, Atsuko Horino, Takehiro Hashimoto, Yoshikazu Mutoh, Kei Yamamoto, Nozomi Takeshita, Kayoko Hayakawa, Shuzo Kanagawa, Yasuyuki Kato, Norio Ohmagari
Melioidosis, an infectious disease with high mortality, caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, is endemic in southeast Asia and northern Australia. In Indonesia, autochthonous cases have been rarely reported, with most cases being sporadic and occurring in travelers. Herein, we report a fatal case of neurological melioidosis in a traveler from Indonesia presenting with septic shock.
October 5, 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy