Journal article

Cerebral melioidosis in an immunocompromised traveller: an argument for prevention

Kara Lim, Lauren McShane, Megan Rees, Stephen Muhi

JOURNAL OF TRAVEL MEDICINE | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

Melioidosis is a bacterial infection caused by Burkholderia pseudomalleleipseudomallei. This report discusses the case of an immunocompromised traveller who was found to haveacquired cerebral melioidosis during a visit to Thailand, and highlights the need for such travellers to seek specialised travel medicine review prior to travelling to melioidosis endemic regions to discuss preventative strategies.

University of Melbourne Researchers