Whitmore’s disease

Surgical removal of the lung abscess with lobectomy is considered. Antibiotic treatments may be necessary from 3 to 12 months.

Melioidosis can remain latent (in hiding) for years and emerge when a person’s resistance is low.

The alternative name for melioidosis is, as mentioned, Whitmore’s disease. This is in honor of Major Alfred Whitmore (1876-1946), an English surgeon in India.

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