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Osteomyelitis caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei: relapse six years after pulmonary infection.
Clin Lab. 2014; 60(9):1565-7.CL

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Burkholderia pseudomallei is highly endemic in Southeast Asia, whereas in Europe usually only few imported cases of melioidosis occur.

CASE REPORT

In 2006, a 52-year-old male patient had been admitted to hospital with pneumonia after returning from a trip to Thailand. A blood culture isolate had been identified as Pseudomonas fluorescens and the patient had been treated with Piperacillin according to the antibiogram. Six years later the patient developed osteomyelitis of the leg and Burkholderia pseudomallei was identified as the causative agent.

CONCLUSIONS

Misidentification of the cultural isolate in 2006 had led to inadequate therapy and to an unusually late relapse of melioidosis six years later.

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Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25291954

Citation

Vollmar, Patrick, et al. "Osteomyelitis Caused By Burkholderia Pseudomallei: Relapse Six Years After Pulmonary Infection." Clinical Laboratory, vol. 60, no. 9, 2014, pp. 1565-7.
Vollmar P, Zange S, Fieser N, et al. Osteomyelitis caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei: relapse six years after pulmonary infection. Clin Lab. 2014;60(9):1565-7.
Vollmar, P., Zange, S., Fieser, N., Riehm, J., Zöller, L., & Thoma, B. (2014). Osteomyelitis caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei: relapse six years after pulmonary infection. Clinical Laboratory, 60(9), 1565-7.
Vollmar P, et al. Osteomyelitis Caused By Burkholderia Pseudomallei: Relapse Six Years After Pulmonary Infection. Clin Lab. 2014;60(9):1565-7. PubMed PMID: 25291954.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Osteomyelitis caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei: relapse six years after pulmonary infection. AU - Vollmar,Patrick, AU - Zange,Sabine, AU - Fieser,Nicole, AU - Riehm,Julia, AU - Zöller,Lothar, AU - Thoma,Bryan, PY - 2014/10/9/entrez PY - 2014/10/9/pubmed PY - 2014/10/28/medline SP - 1565 EP - 7 JF - Clinical laboratory JO - Clin Lab VL - 60 IS - 9 N2 - BACKGROUND: Burkholderia pseudomallei is highly endemic in Southeast Asia, whereas in Europe usually only few imported cases of melioidosis occur. CASE REPORT: In 2006, a 52-year-old male patient had been admitted to hospital with pneumonia after returning from a trip to Thailand. A blood culture isolate had been identified as Pseudomonas fluorescens and the patient had been treated with Piperacillin according to the antibiogram. Six years later the patient developed osteomyelitis of the leg and Burkholderia pseudomallei was identified as the causative agent. CONCLUSIONS: Misidentification of the cultural isolate in 2006 had led to inadequate therapy and to an unusually late relapse of melioidosis six years later. SN - 1433-6510 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25291954/Osteomyelitis_caused_by_Burkholderia_pseudomallei:_relapse_six_years_after_pulmonary_infection_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/5468 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -