Short report: Quantitation of B. pseudomallei in clinical samples

Vanaporn Wuthiekanun, Direk Limmathurotsakul, Gumphol Wongsuvan, Wirongrong Chierakul, Nittaya Teerawattanasook, Prapit Teparrukkul, Nicholas P. Day, Sharon J. Peacock

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We undertook a prospective study to quantitate Burkholderia pseudomallei in blood, pus, respiratory secretions, and urine obtained from 414 patients with melioidosis. The median was count 1.1, 1.5 × 104, 1.1 × 105, and 1,1 × 107 CFU/mL in these sample types, respectively. This provides important insights into the likely feasibility of future studies such as expression microarray analysis using clinical material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)812-813
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes


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