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First description of an autopsied case of Melioidosis in Ceará State

Marcus Davis Machado Braga Paulo Roberto Carvalho de Almeida About the authors

An autopsied case is reported concerning fulminant sepsis with predominantly pulmonary lesions, caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, etiologic agent of melioidosis, originating from interior of Ceará State, Northeastern Brazil where there had been no previous cases reported. Autopsy findings and differential diagnosis are discussed.

Melioidosis; Fulminant sepsis; Broncopneumonia; Ceará; Brazil

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