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Melioidosis complicated by pericarditis.
Scand J Infect Dis. 2007; 39(4):357-9.SJ

Abstract

Melioidosis is a bacterial infection caused by the Gram-negative bacillus Burkholderia pseudomallei. We report an unusual case of melioidosis that presented as a pyrexia of unknown origin complicated by pericardial effusion. Our patient received a 6-week course of intravenous antibiotics, followed by 8 months of oral antibiotics, and made a complete recovery. This report illustrates the diagnostic and therapeutic challenge that clinicians may encounter when faced with this potentially fatal infection.

Authors+Show Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Changi General Hospital, Singapore.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17454903

Citation

Lim, Kieron B L., and Helen M L. Oh. "Melioidosis Complicated By Pericarditis." Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 39, no. 4, 2007, pp. 357-9.
Lim KB, Oh HM. Melioidosis complicated by pericarditis. Scand J Infect Dis. 2007;39(4):357-9.
Lim, K. B., & Oh, H. M. (2007). Melioidosis complicated by pericarditis. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 39(4), 357-9.
Lim KB, Oh HM. Melioidosis Complicated By Pericarditis. Scand J Infect Dis. 2007;39(4):357-9. PubMed PMID: 17454903.
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