Splenic abscess due to chronic melioidosis in a patient previously misdiagnosed as tuberculosis

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Splenic abscess due to chronic melioidosis in a patient previously misdiagnosed as tuberculosis (EN)

Sreesh, Srijaya
Mukunda, Madhav
Narayanan, Premaletha
Vinayakumar, Kattoor Ramakrishnan
Sathar, Shanid Abdul
Tank, Devang Chandrakanth
Kunnathuparambil, Sojan George

Melioidosis is endemic in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. Sporadic cases have been reported from many parts of the world where it has an epidemic potential with high-rate fatality cases. In non-endemic areas, melioidosis may be misdiagnosed with common diseases and this may prove fatal. Sporadic cases of melioidosis are mistaken for tuberculosis in India. We report a case of splenic abscess due to chronic melioidosis who was earlier misdiagnosed as tuberculosis and underwent anti-tuberculosis therapy. Following treatment of melioidosis his symptoms subsided. This case is reported because of the rarity of the disease and to highlight the importance of looking for melioidosis in patients with splenic abscess even in non-endemic areas.Keywords Splenic abscess, melioidosis, Burkholderia pseudomallei (EN)

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Ελληνική Γαστροεντερολογική Εταιρία (EL)
Hellenic Gastroenterologiki Company (EN)

2012-12-21


Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

1792-7463
1108-7471
Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 26, No 1 (2013); 77 (EN)



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