An Unusual Site for Melioidosis: Parotid Gland

Prasad, Srikanth and Mitreyee, Rathna and Rao, Karthik N and Jayaprakash, B (2015) An Unusual Site for Melioidosis: Parotid Gland. International Journal of Scientific Research, 4 (11). pp. 397-398. ISSN 2277 - 8179

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Melioidosis is caused by the gram negative bacillus Burkholderia pseudomallei. It is characterised by formation of abscesses in various organs. Parotid abscess is a very rare manifestation of melioidosis in adults. We present the case of a 56 year old lady, diabetic for 14 years who presented with right parotid abscess. Pus from the abscess grew Burkholderia pseudomallei.She was treated with ceftazidime and co-trimoxazole for 2 weeks and then maintained on co-trimoxazole. She made a good recovery and is doing well.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Melioidosis; Parotid gland; Diabetes mellitus
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Nephrology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2017 06:54
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2017 06:54

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