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Doctors for Melioidosis in Mandihal, Hubli-Dharwad
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Melioidosis is caused by bacteria found in soil and water is very infectious. It can cause pain in the joints, chest and bones, skin infections and pneumonia.
HOW IS MELIOIDOSIS DIAGNOSED?
To diagnose the condition, a general physician will require blood culture, sputum culture, urine culture, throat swab, and culture of any aspirated pus. The doctor will check your symptoms and evaluate if you have been in recent contact with soil or water in the regions where this disease is suspected.
HOW IS MELIOIDOSIS TREATED?
The treatment of melioidosis involves antibiotics and depends on the location of the disease. For patients with more mild illness, the doctor recommends antibiotics. Patients who are more severely ill are given a combination of two of the above for three to six months. With pulmonary involvement of melioidosis, if cultures remain positive for six months, surgical removal of the lung abscess with lobectomy is considered.
DID YOU KNOW?
Experts estimate that about 165,000 new cases of this disease are identified worldwide a year and that more than half result in death. This makes the disease as deadly as measles or dengue.