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Melioidosis.
J Assoc Physicians India. 2008 Aug; 56:636-9.JA

Abstract

Melioidosis is an emerging infectious disease in India acquired through percutaneous inoculation or contaminated water. Known risk factors include diabetes mellitus, renal failure, cirrhosis, and malignancy. Melioidosis presents with a febrile illness, with protean manifestations ranging from septicemia to localized abscess formation. We present the case of a 42-year-old male from a non-endemic region who presented with fever of 2 months duration, sepsis, persistent pneumonia, right hip joint pain and hepatic and splenic abscesses. Aspiration of the joint and soft tissue fluid collection and subsequent culture yielded gram negative bacilli identified as Burkholderia pseudomallei. The epidemiology, clinical features, and laboratory diagnosis of this rare infection and its treatment is reviewed.

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Department of Medicine, St. Johns Medical College and Hospital, St. Johns National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19051712

Citation

Krishnan, P, et al. "Melioidosis." The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India, vol. 56, 2008, pp. 636-9.
Krishnan P, Fernandes S, Savio J, et al. Melioidosis. J Assoc Physicians India. 2008;56:636-9.
Krishnan, P., Fernandes, S., Savio, J., Ross, C. R., Pradeep, R., Choudhary, R., Shet, A. S., & Pais, P. (2008). Melioidosis. The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India, 56, 636-9.
Krishnan P, et al. Melioidosis. J Assoc Physicians India. 2008;56:636-9. PubMed PMID: 19051712.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Melioidosis. AU - Krishnan,P, AU - Fernandes,Sushmitha, AU - Savio,Jayanthi, AU - Ross,Cecil Reuben, AU - Pradeep,Rekha, AU - Choudhary,Ratnamala, AU - Shet,A S, AU - Pais,P, PY - 2008/12/5/pubmed PY - 2009/1/8/medline PY - 2008/12/5/entrez SP - 636 EP - 9 JF - The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India JO - J Assoc Physicians India VL - 56 N2 - Melioidosis is an emerging infectious disease in India acquired through percutaneous inoculation or contaminated water. Known risk factors include diabetes mellitus, renal failure, cirrhosis, and malignancy. Melioidosis presents with a febrile illness, with protean manifestations ranging from septicemia to localized abscess formation. We present the case of a 42-year-old male from a non-endemic region who presented with fever of 2 months duration, sepsis, persistent pneumonia, right hip joint pain and hepatic and splenic abscesses. Aspiration of the joint and soft tissue fluid collection and subsequent culture yielded gram negative bacilli identified as Burkholderia pseudomallei. The epidemiology, clinical features, and laboratory diagnosis of this rare infection and its treatment is reviewed. SN - 0004-5772 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19051712/Melioidosis_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -