Melioidosis: A case series from a tertiary care hospital in Assam

  • Dr Vandana Sinha
  • Dr Anup Jyoti Dutta
  • Dr Partha Pratim Kalita Consultant
  • Dr Himadri Dutta
  • Dr Pinku Sarma
  • Dr Pranab Barua
  • Dr Prerit Sarma
Keywords: Melioidosis, abscess, sepsis, alcoholism, diabetes

Abstract

Melioidosis is sporadically reported from various parts of India. We present a case series from Assam, highlighting the varied manifestations of the disease. Three 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.

 

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CITATION
DOI: 10.26838/MEDRECH.2020.7.6.467
Published: 2020-12-27
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Dr Vandana Sinha, Dr Anup Jyoti Dutta, Dr Partha Pratim Kalita, Dr Himadri Dutta, Sarma P, Dr Pranab Barua, Dr Prerit Sarma. Melioidosis: A case series from a tertiary care hospital in Assam. Med. res. chronicles [Internet]. 2020Dec.27 [cited 2021Jul.27];7(6):355-60. Available from: https://medrech.com/index.php/medrech/article/view/467
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