Cranial melioidosis with extradural extension after a fall in the bathroom

Naha, Kushal and Dasari, Sowjanya and Ramamoorthy, K and Prabhu, Mukhyaprana (2012) Cranial melioidosis with extradural extension after a fall in the bathroom. Australasian Medical Journal, 5 (8). pp. 455-458. ISSN 1836-1935

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A 32-year-old diabetic male, with a past history of head injury and seizures, presented with a painful swelling over his forehead present for the past three months. Cranial MRI demonstrated the presence of a scalp collection with extradural extension through a bony defect. Biopsy from the area showed caseating necrosis suggestive of tuberculosis. Although the patient failed to return for initiation of anti-tubercular therapy for the next 11 months, the swelling did not progress, and there were no constitutional symptoms. The indolent nature of the swelling prompted re-evaluation and delayed cultures of pus from the collection grew Burkholderia pseudomallei.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cranial epidural abscess; melioidosis; Burkholderia pseudomallei.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2015 10:20
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2015 10:20

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