Table 1

Clinical manifestations of inhalation melioidosis

ManifestationPrevalence (no. with manifestation/total no.)Range of onset (no. of days postexposure)
RMsAGMs
Fevera10/1010/101–2
Leukocytosisb10/1010/101–2
Neutrophiliac10/1010/101–2
Bacteremia9/107/101–4
Severe dyspnead8/109/102–4
Leukopeniae3/102/103–5
Cough3/100/103–7
Anorexiaf10/1010/103–7
  • a Greater than 1.5°C above baseline (around 38.5°C).

  • b Greater than 12.7 × 103 cells/μl (RMs) and 8.9 × 103 cells/μl (AGMs).

  • c Greater than 9.2 × 103 cells/μl (RMs) and 4.3 × 103 cells/μl (AGMs).

  • d Greater than 70 bpm.

  • e Less than 1.8 × 103 cells/μl (RMs) and 2.1 × 103 cells/μl (AGMs).

  • f Less than half of normal food intake.