Melioidosis Mimicking Tubercular Cold Abscess

Kundangar, Raghuraj S and Bhat, Shyamasunder N and Mohanty, Simanchal P (2017) Melioidosis Mimicking Tubercular Cold Abscess. BMJ Case Reports. pp. 1-4. ISSN 1757790X

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Abstract

Burkholderia pseudomallei is a Gram-negative bacillus found in soil. The infection is thought to occur by inoculation or inhalation. It usually affects people with predisposing factors like diabetes mellitus and chronic alcoholism. A 36-year-old man, on the treatment of diabetes in the past 4 years, on oral hypoglycaemic drugs, presented to us with pain and insidious onset of swelling over left loin like a lumbar cold abscess. He underwent incision and drainage of the abscess. As per the culture report, we used ceftazidime for 2 weeks, followed by cotrimoxazole for 6 months. Surgical drainage of large abscesses is indicated. A dedicated team of microbiologist and physicians is required to identify and treat the disease. Orthopaedic manifestations are uncommon

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2017 06:07
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2017 06:07
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/150121

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