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A case of melioidosis presenting with prostatic abscess in Hong Kong.

Authors
  • Woo, M L
  • Chan, P S
  • French, G L
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Urology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1987
Volume
137
Issue
1
Pages
120–121
Identifiers
PMID: 3795353
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Melioidosis is endemic in Southeast Asia but reports of prostatic involvement are rare. We describe a patient with Pseudomonas pseudomallei septicemia and a prostatic abscess who presented with signs and symptoms of a urinary tract infection. The organism was cultured from the blood, urine and prostatic pus, and was treated successfully with co-trimoxazole and surgical drainage. Genitourinary infection with Pseudomonas pseudomallei should be considered in patients from endemic areas, and bacteriological investigation is essential for the diagnosis and management.

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