Atypical Presentations of Melioidosis in North India: Report of Two Cases.


Melioidosis is an infection caused by Gram-negative bacterium, Burkholderia pseudomallei. This is a rare disease in India, more so in North India. We present two cases of melioidosis with unusual sites of infection. The first patient was a young diabetic male presenting to us with history of prolonged fever and upper abdominal discomfort, subsequently diagnosed as a case of pyogenic liver abscess. The second patient was a middle aged diabetic complaining of prolonged fever and headache and found to have right frontal lobe brain abscess.The pus cultured from the lesion in both cases showed growth of Burkholderia pseudomallei. These two cases are described to consider melioidosis as a differential diagnosis amongst pyrexia of unknown origin cases.

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@article{Garg2015AtypicalPO, title={Atypical Presentations of Melioidosis in North India: Report of Two Cases.}, author={Gitanjali Garg and Neeraj Chawla and Kashmira S. Chawla and Pooja Khosla and Saurabh Jain}, journal={The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India}, year={2015}, volume={63 6}, pages={82-3} }