Hepatic Abscess as Presenting Feature of Melioidosis: A Case Report

Authors

  • Debasish Kumar Saha Registrar, Department of Critical Care Medicine, BIRDEM, Dhaka
  • ASM Areef Ahsan Associate Professor and Head, Department of Critical Care Medicine, BIRDEM, Dhaka
  • Mohammad Omar Faruq Professor, Dept. of Critical Care Medicine, BIRDEM, Dhaka
  • Kaniz Fatema Assistant Professor, Department of Critical Care Medicine, BIRDEM, Dhaka
  • Fatema Ahmed Junior Consultant, Department of Critical Care Medicine, BIRDEM, Dhaka
  • Madhurima Saha Registrar, Department of Critical Care Medicine, BIRDEM, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v6i1.28411

Keywords:

Burkholderia pseudomallei, melioidosis, hepatic abscess

Abstract

Melioidosis has recently gained importance as an emerging disease in Bangladesh. It is endemic in South-East Asia and Northern Australia. In Bangladesh few cases have been reported mainly from North-Eastern part of the country (greater Mymensingh area). It can present with varied forms. Here, we are reporting a case of melioidosis, who initially presented with prolonged pyrexia and later hepatic abscess was detected on imaging. Culture of aspirated pus from hepatic lesion revealed growth of Burkholderia pseudomallei. The patient resided in Chittagong hill tracts of Bangladesh.

Birdem Med J 2016; 6(1): 43-45

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Debasish Kumar Saha, Registrar, Department of Critical Care Medicine, BIRDEM, Dhaka



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Published

2016-06-25

How to Cite

Saha, D. K., Ahsan, A. A., Faruq, M. O., Fatema, K., Ahmed, F., & Saha, M. (2016). Hepatic Abscess as Presenting Feature of Melioidosis: A Case Report. BIRDEM Medical Journal, 6(1), 43–45. https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v6i1.28411

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