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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-43

A case of melioidosis from splenic abscess


Department of Microbiology, Sree Gokulam Medical College and Research Foundation, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Ashish Jitendranath
Department of Microbiology, Sree Gokulam Medical College and Research Foundation, Trivandrum, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-1282.184765

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Melioidosis is a suppurative chronic infection caused by a Gram-negative bacterium, Burkholderia pseudomallei. A 41-year-old male diabetic patient presented with fever and abdominal pain. On computed tomography scan, he was found to have splenic abscess. Culture of splenic tissue yielded B. pseudomallei. He was treated with Ceftazidime and Cotrimoxazole.


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