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Table 3 Primary clinical presentations and outcomes of 91 culture positive cases

From: Incidence, risk factors and clinical epidemiology of melioidosis: a complex socio-ecological emerging infectious disease in the Alor Setar region of Kedah, Malaysia

Type of primary clinical presentationa Bacteremic (75 cases) Non-bacteremic (16 cases)
  Number of patients (n) Number died (% of n) Number of patients (n1) Number died (% of n1)
   Pneumonia 37 24 (64.7) 3 1 (33.3)
   Soft tissue abscess 8 5 (62.5) 11 2 (18.2)
   Osteomyelitis/septic arthritis 5 3 (60.0) 2 0
   Prostatic abscess 1 0 - -
   Liver abscess 5 1 (20.0) 1 0
   Splenic abscess 7 1 (14.3) 2 0
   Brain/neurological abscess 2 1 (50.0) - -
   Others 32 16 (50.0) 6 3 (50.0)
   Total 75 36 (48.0) 16 3 (18.7)
  1. a In some cases, a single patient had more than one presentation