[First description of an autopsied case of melioidosis in Ceará State]

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2005 Jan-Feb;38(1):58-60. doi: 10.1590/s0037-86822005000100012. Epub 2005 Jan 18.
[Article in Portuguese]


An autopsied case is reported concerning fulminant sepsis with predominantly pulmonary lesions, caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, etiologic agent of melioidosis, originating from interior of Ceará State, Northeastern Brazil where there had been no previous cases reported. Autopsy findings and differential diagnosis are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Autopsy
  • Brazil
  • Burkholderia pseudomallei / isolation & purification*
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Melioidosis / pathology*
  • Sepsis / microbiology*
  • Sepsis / pathology