Melioidosis is a severe bacterial infection that is caused by a microorganism that is found in the soil and water. It can be categorized into two forms: chronic and acute. Symptoms include skin infections, lung nodules, pain in the chest, joints and bones, and pneumonia. The disease is treated in two phases: first, intravenously and intensively, and then through an eradication process. However, surgery may be required in cases with complications.
HOW IS MELIOIDOSIS DIAGNOSED?
The disease is sometimes referred to as Vietnamese tuberculosis.