Visceral abscess in melioidosis.

  title={Visceral abscess in melioidosis.},
  author={T Dhiensiri and Y Eua-Ananta},
  journal={Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet},
  volume={78 5},
A retrospective analysis was done in 81 patients with visceral abscess due to melioidosis treated at Khon Kaen Hospital, northeastern Thailand from 1985 to 1993. The clinical presentations were fever 100 per cent, abdominal pain 39 per cent, cough 34.8 per cent, abdominal tenderness 27.5 per cent and palpable mass 24.6 per cent. The laboratory findings were not diagnostic of the etiology. The abscesses were detected by ultrasonography in 97.25 per cent and computed tomography 2.25 per cent. The… CONTINUE READING