Successful Treatment of Localized Cutaneous Melioidosis with Oral Antibiotic Therapy Alone

@inproceedings{Smith2019SuccessfulTO,
  title={Successful Treatment of Localized Cutaneous Melioidosis with Oral Antibiotic Therapy Alone},
  author={Simon Smith and Josh Hanson},
  booktitle={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2019}
}
A 65-year-old man, who was usually well, presented to the outpatients’ department of Cairns Hospital, in tropical Australia with a 3-week history of an evolving, but non-painful, purulent lesion on his right shin. He was afebrile and had no other symptoms. He enjoyed gardening and recalled sustainingmultiple superficial skin lacerations and being exposed to flood water approximately 8 weeks previously. His physical examination was completely unremarkable, apart from a single raised… CONTINUE READING