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: email@example.com
Received 22 November, 2014
Revised 28 December, 2014
Accepted 28 December, 2014