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Mycotic Aneurysm Due to Burkholderia pseudomallei Infection: Case Reports and Literature Review

Infectious Disease Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.
Clinical Infectious Diseases (Impact Factor: 9.42). 02/2005; 40(1):193-8. DOI: 10.1086/426590
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ABSTRACT Melioidosis caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei infection is endemic in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. Cardiovascular complications resulting in mycotic aneurysms are very rare. To our knowledge, there have only been 6 isolated case reports published in the literature to date. We report 6 cases of melioidosis in Singapore that presented as aortic aneurysms.

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