Clinical manifestation

Similar clinical syndrome in both diseases. Localized form: bacteria enter the skin through a laceration or abrasion; local infection with ulceration and regional lym-phadenopathy; incubation period 1-5 days; bacteria that enter the host through mucous membranes sometimes cause increased mucus production in the affected areas

Pulmonary form: occurs when bacteria are aerosolized and enter respiratory tract via inhalation or hematogenous spread; with inhalational melioidosis, cutaneous abscesses may develop; septicemia: when bacteria disseminated in the bloodstream in glanders, usually fatal within 7-10 days Chronic form: multiple abscesses affecting the liver, spleen, skin, or muscles

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