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We evaluated the correlation of Burkholderia pseudomallei quantities in blood versus urine, sputum or pus. Correlations between bacterial counts in blood and other samples were not found. It is likely that an initial seeding event to extracellular organs is followed by independent growth of B. pseudomallei, and that bacteria in the urine were not passively filtered from the bloodstream.


Journal article


The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health

Publication Date





781 - 784


Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok Thailand.


Sputum, Humans, Burkholderia pseudomallei, Melioidosis, Suppuration, Colony Count, Microbial