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Persistent Burkholderia pseudomallei Bacteremia in A Filipino Immigrant to the United States: A Case Report

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HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL 62269, USA
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School of Pharmacy, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL 62025, USA
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Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2019, 4(1), 20; https://doi.org/10.3390/tropicalmed4010020
Received: 31 December 2018 / Revised: 20 January 2019 / Accepted: 26 January 2019 / Published: 28 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Travel and Tropical Medicine)
Melioidosis is rare in the United States and endemic to Southeast Asia and Australia. Treatment includes an initial intensive phase of intravenous ceftazidime or meropenem monotherapy depending on severity. The following report describes a case of persistent bacteremia with ceftazidime failure and prolonged meropenem therapy on a ceftazidime-susceptible strain of Burkholderia pseudomallei. View Full-Text
Keywords: Burkholderia pseudomallei; melioidosis; ceftazidime; resistance; persistent bacteremia Burkholderia pseudomallei; melioidosis; ceftazidime; resistance; persistent bacteremia
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Meraj, S.; Rodenberg, B.; Thannum, S.; Sheley, J.; Foreman, J. Persistent Burkholderia pseudomallei Bacteremia in A Filipino Immigrant to the United States: A Case Report. Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2019, 4, 20.

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