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Document ID (ISN)37291
CIS number 82-472
ISSN - Serial title 0028-4793 - New England Journal of Medicine
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schlech W.F., Turchik J.B., Westlake R.E., Klein G.C., Band J.D., Weaver R.E.
Title Laboratory-acquired infection with pseudomonas pseudomallei (meliodosis)
Bibliographic information 5 Nov. 1981, Vol.305, No.19, p.1133-1135. 9 ref.
Abstract A 33 year old male laboratory technician was infected with melioidosis as a result of handling the blood cultures of an infected Vietnam veteran in the course of his work. Isolates from a leg abcess of the laboratory worker and from sputum and blood cultures of the Vietnam veteran were pseudomonas pseudomallei.
Descriptors (primary) laboratory work; pathogenic bacteria; bacterial diseases
Descriptors (secondary) Pseudomonas; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases