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Clinically lesser known entity in India: A Report of two cases of Melioidosis

Authors
Journal
Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
0972-5229
Publisher
Medknow Publications
Publication Date
Volume
17
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.112146
Keywords
  • Case Report

Abstract

Melioidosis is endemic in the South Asian regions, like Thailand, Singapore Malaysia and Australia. The disease is more pronounced in the southern part of the country. It is caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei which causes systemic involvement, morbidity and mortality associated with the disease is high. Due to highly varied clinical presentation, and low general awareness this infection is largely underdiagnosed and under reported in our country. Most laboratories in the country still rely on conventional culturing methods with their low sensitivity, adding to the under reporting. To enhance physician awareness we describe here two cases who presented to our institute after months of misdiagnosis.

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