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Imported melioidosis in Danish travellers: a diagnostic challenge

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@article{070aa285875e44b28450f32b09d53f9a,
title = "Imported melioidosis in Danish travellers: a diagnostic challenge",
abstract = "Infections with Burkholderia pseudomallei (melioidosis) are rare events in Scandinavian countries, but the bacterium may be contracted during travel to endemic areas, i.e. Southeast Asia (especially Thailand) and northern Australia. Here, 5 travel-related cases occurring within the last 3 y in Denmark are reported, with particular emphasis on diagnostic and therapeutic challenges posed to health staff with little experience in the management of melioidosis. A newly developed B. pseudomallei-specific polymerase chain reaction test was applied and was able to correctly identify all isolates.",
author = "Shadia Badran and Pedersen, {Thomas Ingemann} and Casper Roed and Suzanne Lunding and Nina Birk and Vestergaard, {Hanne Thang} and Bent R{\o}der and Lillelund, {Henriette Kaer} and Kurtzhals, {J{\o}rgen A L} and Michael Kemp and Christensen, {Jens J{\o}rgen}",
year = "2010",
month = "7",
day = "1",
doi = "10.3109/00365540903582467",
language = "English",
volume = "42",
pages = "445--9",
journal = "Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases",
issn = "0036-5548",
publisher = "Informa Healthcare",
number = "6-7",

}

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Imported melioidosis in Danish travellers: a diagnostic challenge

AU - Badran, Shadia

AU - Pedersen, Thomas Ingemann

AU - Roed, Casper

AU - Lunding, Suzanne

AU - Birk, Nina

AU - Vestergaard, Hanne Thang

AU - Røder, Bent

AU - Lillelund, Henriette Kaer

AU - Kurtzhals, Jørgen A L

AU - Kemp, Michael

AU - Christensen, Jens Jørgen

PY - 2010/7/1

Y1 - 2010/7/1

N2 - Infections with Burkholderia pseudomallei (melioidosis) are rare events in Scandinavian countries, but the bacterium may be contracted during travel to endemic areas, i.e. Southeast Asia (especially Thailand) and northern Australia. Here, 5 travel-related cases occurring within the last 3 y in Denmark are reported, with particular emphasis on diagnostic and therapeutic challenges posed to health staff with little experience in the management of melioidosis. A newly developed B. pseudomallei-specific polymerase chain reaction test was applied and was able to correctly identify all isolates.

AB - Infections with Burkholderia pseudomallei (melioidosis) are rare events in Scandinavian countries, but the bacterium may be contracted during travel to endemic areas, i.e. Southeast Asia (especially Thailand) and northern Australia. Here, 5 travel-related cases occurring within the last 3 y in Denmark are reported, with particular emphasis on diagnostic and therapeutic challenges posed to health staff with little experience in the management of melioidosis. A newly developed B. pseudomallei-specific polymerase chain reaction test was applied and was able to correctly identify all isolates.

U2 - 10.3109/00365540903582467

DO - 10.3109/00365540903582467

M3 - Journal article

VL - 42

SP - 445

EP - 449

JO - Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases

JF - Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases

SN - 0036-5548

IS - 6-7

ER -

ID: 30981706