Parietal bone osteomyelitis in melioidosis

Hariprasad Sadanand Shetty, Ajay Raj Mallela, Barkur Ananthakrishna Shastry, Vasudeva Acharya

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We report a case of a 55-year-old man with uncontrolled diabetes who presented with pneumonia. During his hospital stay his clinical status worsened and he had a focal seizure. MRI showed central nervous system involvement and parietal bone osteomyelitis. As the patient's blood culture and endotracheal aspirate grew Burkholderia pseudomallei, melioidosis was diagnosed. He was treated with meropenem after failure to respond to ceftazidime. He gradually improved over a period of 4 weeks and was discharged. Early diagnosis and therapy resulted in improved outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Article number208612
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - 27-02-2015

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  • Medicine(all)


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