Melioidosis: A case of multiple subcutaneous abscesses with sepsis

Authors

  • Mizanur Rahman Khan Medical officer, Department of Internal Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Sadia Rahman FCPS trainee, Department of Internal Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Chowdhury Adnan Sami Senior Resident, Department of Internal Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Hasan Mostafa Rashed Senior Resident, Department of Internal Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Abed Hussain Khan Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Shohael Mahmud Arafat Professor & Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine,Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjm.v33i3.61379

Keywords:

Melioidosis, multiple subcutaneous

Abstract

Melioidosis has lately expanded its endemic areas to encompass the Indian subcontinent, despite being well-known in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia.Though cases have been reported from Bangladesh, it might be a significantly underdiagnosed cause of infection & death in this agricultural country. We report a case of melioidosis with multiple abscesses & fulminant sepsis in a 55-year-old farmer diagnosed based on pus samples, which revealed gram-negative bacillus Burkholderiapseudomallei.

Bangladesh J Medicine 2022; 33: 308-311

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Published

2022-08-30

How to Cite

Khan, M. R., Rahman, S., Sami, C. A., Rashed, H. M., Khan, A. H. ., & Arafat, S. M. . (2022). Melioidosis: A case of multiple subcutaneous abscesses with sepsis. Bangladesh Journal of Medicine, 33(3), 308–311. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjm.v33i3.61379

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Case Reports