Parietal bone osteomyelitis in melioidosis

Hariprasad Sadanand Shetty, Ajay Raj Mallela, Barkur Ananthakrishna Shastry, Vasudeva Acharya

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We report a case of a 55-year-old man with uncontrolled diabetes who presented with pneumonia. During his hospital stay his clinical status worsened and he had a focal seizure. MRI showed central nervous system involvement and parietal bone osteomyelitis. As the patient's blood culture and endotracheal aspirate grew Burkholderia pseudomallei, melioidosis was diagnosed. He was treated with meropenem after failure to respond to ceftazidime. He gradually improved over a period of 4 weeks and was discharged. Early diagnosis and therapy resulted in improved outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Article number208612
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27-02-2015

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meropenem
Parietal Bone
Melioidosis
Burkholderia pseudomallei
Ceftazidime
Osteomyelitis
Secondary Prevention
Early Diagnosis
Length of Stay
Pneumonia
Seizures
Central Nervous System
Blood Culture

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Shetty, H. S., Mallela, A. R., Shastry, B. A., & Acharya, V. (2015). Parietal bone osteomyelitis in melioidosis. BMJ Case Reports, 2015, [208612]. https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2014-208612
Shetty, Hariprasad Sadanand ; Mallela, Ajay Raj ; Shastry, Barkur Ananthakrishna ; Acharya, Vasudeva. / Parietal bone osteomyelitis in melioidosis. In: BMJ Case Reports. 2015 ; Vol. 2015.
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Parietal bone osteomyelitis in melioidosis. / Shetty, Hariprasad Sadanand; Mallela, Ajay Raj; Shastry, Barkur Ananthakrishna; Acharya, Vasudeva.

In: BMJ Case Reports, Vol. 2015, 208612, 27.02.2015.

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Shetty HS, Mallela AR, Shastry BA, Acharya V. Parietal bone osteomyelitis in melioidosis. BMJ Case Reports. 2015 Feb 27;2015. 208612. https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2014-208612