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Disseminated melioidosis: a case report

Singh, Alinaa; Grover, Naveena; Gupta, Salilb; Bhatt, Puneetc; Sahni, Ajayd

Reviews in Medical Microbiology: July 2015 - Volume 26 - Issue 3 - p 116–118
doi: 10.1097/MRM.0000000000000034

Melioidosis, an infectious disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, has recently gained importance as an emerging infectious disease in India. Reports of this infection in India are limited, although cases have been reported in Northern Australia and Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam. We report a case of disseminated melioidosis who developed pneumonia, meningitis and septicemia following blunt trauma to the chest. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of meningitis caused by B. pseudomallei being reported from this part of the country. The patient was successfully treated with imipenem and cotrimoxazole.

aDepartment of Microbiology

bDepartment of Internal Medicine, AFMC

cDepartment of Microbiology, Command Hospital

dDepartment of Microbiology, AFMC, Pune, India.

Correspondence to Dr Puneet Bhatt, MBBS, MD, Graded Specialist Microbiology, Pune 411040, India. Tel: +91 8805205004; e-mail:

Received 22 November, 2014

Revised 28 December, 2014

Accepted 28 December, 2014

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