Evidence of expanding geographic distribution of melioidosis in Bangladesh: reports of three cases

Authors

  • Shudhanshu Kumar Saha Registrar, Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Tabassum Samad Consultant, Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Wasim Md Mohosin Ul Haque Associate Professor, Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v11i3.55228

Keywords:

adrenal gland, myelolipoma, haemopoietic element

Abstract

Melioidosis is an emerging infectious disease in Bangladesh. Reported cases are mostly diagnosed among inhabitants of central and north-east zone of the country. We report three cases of melioidosis occurring among patients with diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease from not well-known endemic areas within the country. Patients presented with fever, anorexia and weight loss. Laboratory reports confirmed growth of Burkholderia pseudomallei from blood and urine. These cases are reported to increase awareness among physicians regarding melioidosis occurring beyond the so-called hot spots in Bangladesh.

BIRDEM Med J 2021; 11(3): 239-242

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Published

2021-08-22

How to Cite

Saha, S. K. ., Samad, T. ., & Ul Haque, W. M. M. . (2021). Evidence of expanding geographic distribution of melioidosis in Bangladesh: reports of three cases. BIRDEM Medical Journal, 11(3), 239–242. https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v11i3.55228

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Case Reports