Issue: 2015 > July > case report

Melioidosis and renal failure in a Dutch man after a trip to Gambia

F. Morelli, L. Smeets, M. Hobijn, H. Boom
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Melioidosis is due to Burkholderia pseudomallei and is known to be endemic in South-East Asia, while epidemiology of disease in Sub-Saharan Africa is still unclear. Prompt recognition of infection is crucial for adequate antibiotic treatment. Infection can lead to visceral abcesses and awareness of this complication is important for proper management.