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DISEASE SEVERITY AND OUTCOME OF MELIOIDOSIS IN HIV COINFECTED INDIVIDUALS

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  • 1 Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand; Medical Department, Sappasithiprasong Hospital, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand; Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, and The Geelong Hospital, Barwon Health, Geelong Australia; Center for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

This study examined whether coinfection with HIV and Burkholderia pseudomallei 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.

Author Notes

Reprint requests: Dr. Wirongrong Chierakul, Department of Clinical Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, 420/6 Rajvithi Road, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand. Telephone: 66-2-354-1395, Fax: 66-2-354-9169, E-mail: alwcr@diamond.mahidol.ac.th.
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