Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

  • PrimeView
  • Published:


This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution

Access options

Buy this article

Prices may be subject to local taxes which are calculated during checkout

Burkholderia pseudomallei infection can lead to melioidosis, a disease that has been called ‘the great mimicker’ owing to the variety of its possible manifestations. This PrimeView illustrates the host–pathogen interactions that underlie melioidosis.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

About this article

Check for updates. Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Melioidosis. Nat Rev Dis Primers 4, 17108 (2018).

Download citation

  • Published:

  • DOI:


Quick links