Volume 73, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


This study examined whether coinfection with HIV and leads to altered disease severity or outcome associated with melioidosis. Coinfection was detected in only 8 of 524 (1.5%) adults with melioidosis in northeast Thailand. Clinical presentation and acute outcome were similar in HIV-positive and HIV-negative patients.


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  • Received : 20 Jul 2005
  • Accepted : 03 Aug 2005
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