Melioidosis mimicking tubercular cold abscess

Raghuraj Suresh Kundangar, Shyamasunder N. Bhat, Simanchal P. Mohanty

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberbcr-2017-221787
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2017
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Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2017

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Melioidosis
Abscess
Drainage
Burkholderia pseudomallei
Ceftazidime
Sulfamethoxazole Drug Combination Trimethoprim
Hypoglycemic Agents
Causality
Bacillus
Inhalation
Alcoholism
Orthopedics
Diabetes Mellitus
Soil
Physicians
Pain
Infection
Therapeutics

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  • Medicine(all)

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Kundangar, Raghuraj Suresh ; Bhat, Shyamasunder N. ; Mohanty, Simanchal P. / Melioidosis mimicking tubercular cold abscess. In: BMJ Case Reports. 2017 ; Vol. 2017.
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