Melioidosis causing skull bone osteomyelitis in HIV positive illness: A case report

Singh, Sanjay Kumar and Vidyasagar, Sudha and Varma, Muralidhar (2015) Melioidosis causing skull bone osteomyelitis in HIV positive illness: A case report. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, 2 (3). pp. 490-493. ISSN 2349-5979

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Abstract

Melioidosis is a disease of protean manifestations caused by the saprophytic gram-negative bacteria, Burkholderia pseudomallei. It ranges from asymptomatic infection to abscess, pneumonia, and disseminated disease. Here is an unusual case report of skull bone osteomyelitis due to melioidosis in a Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive patient which was diagnosed on pus culture from the left parietal swelling that was drained after neurosurgical intervention. Appropriate antibiotic was started based on culture & sensitivity and finally patient improved clinically and radiologically.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: HIV; melioidosis; osteomyelitis; parietal; burkholderia.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2015 05:19
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2015 04:45
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142286

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