melioidosis[mel′ē-oy-dō′sis]

Type:Term

Definitions
1. An infectious disease of rodents in India and Southeast Asia that is caused by Pseudomonas pseudomallei and is communicable to humans. The characteristic lesion is a small caseous nodule, found generally throughout the body, which breaks down into an abscess; symptoms vary according to the tracts or organs involved.

Synonyms
pseudoglanders , Whitmore disease

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