LEONARD B. GUTNER; MYRON W. FISHER
Melioidosis is a rare disease which was first observed at autopsy in beggars in 1910 in Rangoon by Whitmore and Krishnaswami, and first reported in the literature in 1912.1 Since the original account, several hundred cases have been so diagnosed, about 10 per cent of which were recognized during life. The disease is known to occur in a rather limited Oriental area, which includes Burma, Federated Malay States, Indo China, Ceylon, Thailand, Dutch East Indies, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, China (Saigon), and, recently, two cases in U. S. Navy personnel on Guam.2, 3
The causative organism, Malleomyces pseudomallei (also called Pfeifferella
GUTNER LB, FISHER MW. CHRONIC MELIOIDOSIS: DISCUSSION, CASE REPORT, AND SPECIAL STUDIES1. Ann Intern Med. 1948;28:1157–1169. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-6-1157
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;28(6):1157-1169.
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