Implications of environmental and pathogenspecific determinants on clinical presentations and disease outcome in melioidosis patients

Shaw, Tushar and Tellapragada, Chaitanya and Kamath, Asha and Eshwara, Vandana Kalwaje and Mukhopadhyay, Chiranjay (2019) Implications of environmental and pathogenspecific determinants on clinical presentations and disease outcome in melioidosis patients. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 13 (5). pp. 1-13.

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Abstract

Background Melioidosis is gaining recognition as an emerging infectious disease with diverse clinical manifestations and high-case fatality rates worldwide. However, the molecular epidemiology of the disease outside the endemic regions such as northeast part of Thailand and northern Australia remains unclear.Methodology/Principal findings Clinical data and B. pseudomallei isolates obtained from 199 culture-confirmed cases of melioidosis diagnosed during 2006–2016 in South India were used to elucidate the host and pathogen specific variable virulence determinants associated with clinical presentations and disease outcome. Further, we determined the temporal variations and the influence of ecological factors on B.pseudomallei Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) genotypes causing infections.Severe forms of the disease were observed amongst 169 (85%) patients. Renal dysfunction and infection due to B.pseudomallei harboring BimABm variant had significant associations with severe forms of the disease. Diabetes mellitus, septicemic melioidosis and infection due to LPSB genotype were independent risk factors for mortality. LPSB (74%) and LPSA (20.6%) were the prevalent genotypes causing infections. Both genotypes demonstrated temporal variations and had significant correlations with rainfall and humidity.Conclusion/Significance Our study findings suggest that the pathogen specific virulence traits under the influence of ecological factors are the key drivers for geographical variations in the molecular epidemiology of melioidosis

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Departments at MU > Statistics
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2019 04:26
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2019 04:26
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/154393

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