Burkholderia mallei is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide.

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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Facultative, aerobic, nonmotile, slender, intracellular Gram-negative rod.
    • Agent of glanders.
  • If suspected, notify lab personnel.
  • May be erroneously identified as Pseudomonas sp. by standard microbiologic testing, morphologically indistinguishable from B. pseudomallei.
  • Hard to see on Gram stain. Grows slowly, best with glycerol.

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Last updated: April 5, 2017