Abstract

Melioidosis is an emerging disease in our country caused by the bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei. Melioidosis can virtually affect any organ. It has varying clinical presentations ranging from pneumonia to fatal sepsis. Central nervous system (CNS) involvement in melioidosis is rare. We present a case of CNS melioidosis from South India. As the incidence of diabetes is increasing in our country varying manifestations of melioidosis will be seen in routine clinical practice. Melioidosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of intracranial abscess and meningoencephalitis, especially in diabetics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-419
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2016

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Melioidosis
Abscess
Central Nervous System
Burkholderia pseudomallei
Meningoencephalitis
India
Sepsis
Pneumonia
Differential Diagnosis
Bacteria
Incidence

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Microbiology (medical)

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