Case report: Imported melioidosis from Goa, India to Israel, 2018

Tal Brosh-Nissimov, Daniel Grupel, Shlomi Abuhasira, Hanna Leskes, Maayan Israeli, Shirley Lazar, Uri Elia, Ofir Israeli, Adi Beth-Din, Erez Bar-Haim, Inbar Cohen-Gihon, Anat Zvi, Ofer Cohen, Theodor Chitlaru

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A previously healthy young man presented with a chronic cavitary pulmonary infection that began while in Goa, India. Burkholderia pseudomallei was cultured from sputum samples. The infection fully resolved after prolonged antibiotic treatment. Other than traveling during the monsoon season, extensive use of well-water for water-pipe smoking of cannabis was identified as a possible risk factor for infection. This is one of the first reports of travel-associated melioidosis from India. Genomic and immunological characterization suggested that the B. pseudomallei isolate collected from the reported case exhibited limited similarity to other B. pseudomallei strains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)580-584
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


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