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Melioidosis presenting as septicaemia and facial nerve palsy.
BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Oct 04; 2017BC

Abstract

A 43-year-old farmer presented with acute onset pneumonia, septicaemia and peripheral facial nerve palsy (left side). Burkholderia pseudomallei was isolated from the blood culture of the patient. The patient was successfully treated with intravenous meropenem and oral cotrimoxazole for 2 weeks followed by maintenance therapy with cotrimoxazole. The case is reported to increase awareness among the clinicians and microbiologists regarding melioidosis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Microbiology, Sri Ramachandra University Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.Department of General Medicine, Sri Ramachandra University Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.Department of Microbiology, Sri Ramachandra University Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.Department of General Medicine, Sri Ramachandra University Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28978597

Citation

Antony, Tessa, et al. "Melioidosis Presenting as Septicaemia and Facial Nerve Palsy." BMJ Case Reports, vol. 2017, 2017.
Antony T, Moorthy S, Narayanaswamy A, et al. Melioidosis presenting as septicaemia and facial nerve palsy. BMJ Case Rep. 2017;2017.
Antony, T., Moorthy, S., Narayanaswamy, A., & Arthur, P. (2017). Melioidosis presenting as septicaemia and facial nerve palsy. BMJ Case Reports, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2017-221268
Antony T, et al. Melioidosis Presenting as Septicaemia and Facial Nerve Palsy. BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Oct 4;2017 PubMed PMID: 28978597.
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