Human melioidosis is associated with a high rate of recurrent disease, despite adequate antimicrobial treatment. Here, we define the rate of relapse versus the rate of reinfection in 116 patients with 123 episodes of recurrent melioidosis who were treated at Sappasithiprasong Hospital in Northeast Thailand between 1986 and 2005.
Maharjan, B., Chantratita, N., Vesaratchavest, M., Cheng, A., Wuthiekanun, V., Chierakul, W., Chaowagul, W., Day, N., & Peacock, S. (2005). Recurrent melioidosis in patients in northeast Thailand is frequently due to reinfection rather than relapse. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 43(12), 6032 - 6034. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.43.12.6032-6034.2005