Melioidosis: Truly Uncommon or Uncommonly Diagnosed in Bangladesh? A CaseReport

Authors

  • Muhammad Abdur Rahim Assistant Professor, Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
  • Samira Rahat Afroze Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
  • Khwaja Nazim Uddin Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
  • Lovely Barai Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v5i3.28538

Keywords:

Bangladesh, Burkholderia pseudomallei, melioidosis

Abstract

Melioidosis is a rarely reported infectious disease in Bangladesh. Patients may present with fever, soft tissue infection, deep seated abscess, arthritis and septicaemia, specially if immunocompromised. It often mimics tuberculosis. Here we describe a case of melioidosis in a middle aged Bangladeshi diabetic farmer who presented with fever, soft tissue infection and septic arthritis involving right hip joint. Culture of pus from soft tissue infection and synovial fluid revealed growth of Burkholderia pseudomallei. He was treated with prolonged courses of antibiotics including ceftazidime in initial phase followed by co-trimoxazole and was cured completely.

Birdem Med J 2015; 5(1) Supplement: 49-51

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Author Biography

Muhammad Abdur Rahim, Assistant Professor, Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka



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Published

2016-06-28

How to Cite

Rahim, M. A., Afroze, S. R., Uddin, K. N., & Barai, L. (2016). Melioidosis: Truly Uncommon or Uncommonly Diagnosed in Bangladesh? A CaseReport. BIRDEM Medical Journal, 5(3), 49–51. https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v5i3.28538

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