A rare cause of septic arthritis with pleural effusion: Burkholderia pseudomallei

Navin Ashok Patil, O. Balaji, Karthik N. Rao, H. Manjunath Hande, Talha Ahmed, Sarthak Singhal

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Melioidosis is a fatal disease, most prevalent in South-East Asia, Northern Australia, and the Indian subcontinent is caused by Gram-negative saprophyte Burkholderia pseudomallei. Septic arthritis due to melioidosis is very rare and should be a differential diagnosis in patient presenting with septic arthritis in endemic areas. It results in severe morbidity. Hence, we report a case of septic arthritis of left knee and hip in a young patient who later developed pleural effusion caused by B. pseudomallei.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-9
Number of pages2
JournalAsian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2017


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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