Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

PICTORIAL EDUCATION
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 183--186

Melioidosis: A case report


Purabi Barman, Harish Sidhwa, Pinak A Shirkhande 
 Super Religare Laboratories Ltd, Fortis Flt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India

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Purabi Barman
Super Religare Laboratories Ltd, Fortis Flt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
India

Burkhloderia pseudomallei has recently gained importance as an emerging pathogen in India. It causes various clinical manifestations like pneumoniae, septicaemia, arthritis, abscess etc. Cases have been reported from Southeast Asia mainly Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, etc. In India, few cases have been reported mainly from the southern part of the country. Patient was a 65-year-old male and presented with fever 1 month back, cough and breathlessness for same period, swelling on both ankles from 7 days. B. pseudomallei was isolated from endotracheal secretions, blood cultures, leg wound. He was successfully treated with Imipenem and Doxycycline and put on maintenance therapy now, and is currently doing well.


How to cite this article:
Barman P, Sidhwa H, Shirkhande PA. Melioidosis: A case report.J Global Infect Dis 2011;3:183-186


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Barman P, Sidhwa H, Shirkhande PA. Melioidosis: A case report. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Oct 27 ];3:183-186
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