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Melioidosis splenic abscess--an unusual presentation as osteomyelitis of rib.
Ann Acad Med Singap. 2001 Jan; 30(1):48-50.AA

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

We report an unusual case of splenic melioidosis abscess presenting as osteomyelitis.

CLINICAL PICTURE

A 74-year-old nondiabetic gentleman presents with a non-healing left chest wall abscess from osteomyelitis.

TREATMENT

He underwent rib resection and the infection was found to involve the underlying pleura, lung, adjacent stomach, liver and diaphragm with a splenic abscess. Splenectomy was performed. Histology showed suppurative granulomas and cultures grew Burkholderia pseudomallei.

OUTCOME

The patient recovered well with antibiotics.

CONCLUSION

Melioidosis should not be forgotten as a cause of chronic suppurative infections in our endemic population.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308433.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11242625

Citation

Tan, Y Y., et al. "Melioidosis Splenic Abscess--an Unusual Presentation as Osteomyelitis of Rib." Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, vol. 30, no. 1, 2001, pp. 48-50.
Tan YY, Agasthian T, Low CH, et al. Melioidosis splenic abscess--an unusual presentation as osteomyelitis of rib. Ann Acad Med Singap. 2001;30(1):48-50.
Tan, Y. Y., Agasthian, T., Low, C. H., & Ang, B. S. (2001). Melioidosis splenic abscess--an unusual presentation as osteomyelitis of rib. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 30(1), 48-50.
Tan YY, et al. Melioidosis Splenic Abscess--an Unusual Presentation as Osteomyelitis of Rib. Ann Acad Med Singap. 2001;30(1):48-50. PubMed PMID: 11242625.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Melioidosis splenic abscess--an unusual presentation as osteomyelitis of rib. AU - Tan,Y Y, AU - Agasthian,T, AU - Low,C H, AU - Ang,B S, PY - 2001/3/13/pubmed PY - 2001/6/19/medline PY - 2001/3/13/entrez SP - 48 EP - 50 JF - Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore JO - Ann Acad Med Singap VL - 30 IS - 1 N2 - INTRODUCTION: We report an unusual case of splenic melioidosis abscess presenting as osteomyelitis. CLINICAL PICTURE: A 74-year-old nondiabetic gentleman presents with a non-healing left chest wall abscess from osteomyelitis. TREATMENT: He underwent rib resection and the infection was found to involve the underlying pleura, lung, adjacent stomach, liver and diaphragm with a splenic abscess. Splenectomy was performed. Histology showed suppurative granulomas and cultures grew Burkholderia pseudomallei. OUTCOME: The patient recovered well with antibiotics. CONCLUSION: Melioidosis should not be forgotten as a cause of chronic suppurative infections in our endemic population. SN - 0304-4602 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11242625/Melioidosis_splenic_abscess__an_unusual_presentation_as_osteomyelitis_of_rib_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/5468 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -