Splenic Abscesses in a Returning Traveler

  title={Splenic Abscesses in a Returning Traveler},
  author={Richard F. Guo and Frances L W Wong and M. L. Peris P{\'e}rez},
  booktitle={Infectious disease reports},
Burkholderia, an aerobic gram-negative rod, is the causative organism behind melioidosis and is a common soil and water organism found predominantly in South-East Asia. We report the case of a 68 year-old man returning from an extended trip to the Philippines, with splenic hypodense lesions on abdominal computer tomography scan, later confirmed to be culture-positive for Burkholderia pseudomallei. The patient was treated with a course of intravenous ceftazidime followed by eradication therapy… CONTINUE READING

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