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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 124-6

Burkholderia pseudomallei: abscess in an unusual site.


Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Rama 6 Rd., Bangkok 10400, Thailand. , Thailand

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S Kiertiburanakul
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Rama 6 Rd., Bangkok 10400, Thailand.
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Melioidosis is an infection caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei. It is an important human pathogen in tropical area. The clinical manifestations are protean and multisystem involvement. We report an unusual case of melioidosis with abscess at root of mesentery in an elderly, non-insulin dependent diabetic Thai women. She presented with prolonged fever and chronic abdominal pain. The early clinical diagnosis was carcinomatous mass with peritonitis. Diagnosis of melioidosis arose from the surgical finding and pus culture. Treatment with surgical drainage and ceftazidime followed by co-trimoxazole plus doxycycline had a good clinical outcome.






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