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J Clin Microbiol. 2006 Aug;44(8):3028-30.

Clinical evaluation of a type III secretion system real-time PCR assay for diagnosing melioidosis.

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  • 1Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.

Abstract

A Burkholderia pseudomallei type III secretion system real-time PCR assay was evaluated on clinical specimens in a region where melioidosis is endemic. The PCR was positive in 30/33 (91%) patients with culture-confirmed melioidosis. All six patients with melioidosis septic shock were blood PCR positive, suggesting potential for rapid diagnosis and commencement of appropriate therapy.

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PMC1594648
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