Melioidosis of salivary glands with coexisting diabetes

Management of a difficult case

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Abstract

Melioidosis is an infectious disease caused by the gram-negative bacillus Burkholderia pseudomallei. Melioidosis is endemic in Southeast Asia and northern Australia. An important risk factor for the development of melioidosis is the presence of diabetes mellitus, which may increase the relative risk of infection by as much as 100-fold. We report a rare case of melioidosis of the parotid and submandibular gland with coexisting diabetes. This was successfully managed conservatively with intravenous ceftazidime followed by trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole and doxycycline.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEar, Nose and Throat Journal
Volume93
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Melioidosis
Salivary Glands
Burkholderia pseudomallei
Southeastern Asia
Ceftazidime
Doxycycline
Submandibular Gland
Parotid Gland
Sulfamethoxazole Drug Combination Trimethoprim
Bacillus
Communicable Diseases
Diabetes Mellitus
Infection

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Medicine(all)

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