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Liver abscess caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei in a young man: A case report and review of literature.
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PMID:  25325075     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Pyogenic liver abscess is a common entity in Indian subcontinent and is mostly caused by gram negative bacteria. Melioidosis is not commonly seen in India and only a few cases are reported. It can give rise to multiple abscesses at different sites including liver. We report a case of isolated liver abscess caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei (B. pseudomallei) in a 29-year-old recently diagnosed diabetic, immunocompetent male. Diagnosis was made by imaging and culture of pus aspirated from the abscess and he was treated with percutaneous pigtail catheter drainage followed by antibiotics (meropenem and trimethoprim-sulphmethoxazole). Melioidosis is an emerging infection in India and has high mortality rate, so early diagnosis and prompt management is warranted which requires clinical vigilance and an intensive microbiological workup. Clinicians should be aware of isolated liver abscess caused by B. pseudomallei in appropriate clinical settings.
Partha Pal; Sayantan Ray; Avijit Moulick; Subhasis Dey; Anirban Jana; Kokila Banerjee
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of clinical cases     Volume:  2     ISSN:  2307-8960     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Clin Cases     Publication Date:  2014 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-10-17     Completed Date:  2014-10-17     Revised Date:  2014-10-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101618806     Medline TA:  World J Clin Cases     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  604-7     Citation Subset:  -    
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