Brain abscess as the presenting feature of melioidosis

  • Lath R
  • Rajshekhar V
  • George V
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Abstract

Central nervous system involvement in melioidosis is rare and there are only a few reports of the causative organism, Burkholderia pseudomallei, causing a brain abscess. We report a patient who presented to us with a brain abscess due to this organism and emphasize the need for a high degree of suspicion for this disease in tropical countries and treatment with the appropriate antibiotics, as the mortality associated with this disease is very high.

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  • Brain abscess
  • Burkholderia pseudomallei
  • Melioidosis

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  • R. Lath

  • V. Rajshekhar

  • V. George

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