Disseminated melioidosis in early pregnancy - an unproven cause of foetal loss

Chang, Chee and Lau, Nina Lee Jing and Currie, Bart J. and Podin, Yuwana (2020) Disseminated melioidosis in early pregnancy - an unproven cause of foetal loss. BMC Infectious Diseases, 20 (201). pp. 1-4. ISSN 1471-2334

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Abstract

Abstract Background: Melioidosis is a potentially life-threatening infection caused by the Gram-negative bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei. Melioidosis is difficult to diagnose due to its diverse clinical manifestations, which often delays administration of appropriate antibiotic therapy. Case presentation: Melioidosis is uncommon in pregnancy but both spontaneous abortion and neonatal melioidosis have been reported. We report a case of bacteraemic melioidosis in a young woman with a subsequent spontaneous abortion, with B. pseudomallei cultured from a high vaginal swab as well as blood. Conclusion: It remains unclear in this and previously reported cases as to whether the maternal melioidosis was sexually transmitted. Keywords: Melioidosis, Burkholderia pseudomallei, Pregnancy, Abortion

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Melioidosis,Burkholderia pseudomallei, Pregnancy, Abortion, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QR Microbiology
R Medicine > RB Pathology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Health and Community Medicine
Depositing User: Ramji
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2020 00:45
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2020 00:45
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/31392

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