Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 24th, 2004
"Melioidosis, caused by the intracellular pathogen Burkholderia pseudomallei, is endemic in northern Australia and Southeast Asia," scientists in Australia explained. "Risk factors for this infection have also been associated with functional neutrophil defects. Because of this, granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) was adopted for use in patients with septic shock due to melioidosis in December 1998."
In their study, A.C. Cheng and colleagues at the Flinders University of South Australia "compared the mortality rates from before and after the...
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