Melioidosis a case series from south India

Saravu, Kavitha and Satya Vishwanath, Satya and Suresh Kumar, Raghu and Shastry, Ananthakrishna Barkur and Varghese, George K and Mukhopadhyay, Chiranjay and Bairy, Indira (2008) Melioidosis a case series from south India. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 102 (S1). S18-S20.

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Summary Melioidosis is sporadically reported from various parts of India. We present a case series from south India, highlighting the varied manifestations of the disease. Seven cases of culture-proven melioidosis are presented in whom Burkholderia pseudomallei were isolated from aspirate or blood. Melioidosis had a varied presentation involving multiple abscesses in the soft tissues, liver, spleen, mediastinum and the subdural space. It presented as either acute fulminant sepsis or followed a chronic indolent course, mimicking tuberculosis. Most cases had predisposing risk factors such as diabetes and chronic alcoholism.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Melioidosis, Burkholderia, pseudomallei, Multiple abscesses, Pneumonia, Septicemia, India
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2011 10:23
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 14:02

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