A FATAL CASE OF PERSISTENT BURKHOLDERIA PSEUDOMALLEI BACTERAEMIA WITH SEVERE PNEUMONIA AND SPLENIC ABSCESS
Keywords:Melioidosis, Burkholderia pseudomallei, necrotizing pneumonia, splenic abscesses
AbstractBurkholderia pseudomallei is a Gram-negative bacterium that causes melioidosis. Melioidosis is a potentially fatal disease that is endemic in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia, and is being increasingly recognized in other regions worldwide. Melioidosis can affect any organ system and present with a wide range of clinical manifestations including pneumonia, bone, skin/soft tissue, or central nervous system infections. In this report, we describe a diabetic farmer who succumbed to persistent B. pseudomallei bacteraemia with multiorgan involvement despite treatment with meropenem and ceftazidime.
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