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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 11  |  Page : 811--813

Disseminated pyomyositis due to Burkholderia cepacia: A case report

1 Department of Critical Care Medicine, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pathology, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Microbiology, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Afzal Azim
Department of Critical Care Medicine, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_141_18

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Pyomyositis is a tropical infection affecting skeletal muscles manifesting as high-grade fever with pain in the affected limbs usually caused by Gram-positive microorganisms. Gram-negative organisms causing pyomyositis is uncommon but has been reported. Burkholderia cepacia is a Gram-negative nonfermenter causing opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients, has been reported to cause pyomyositis only once before. We report a case of B. cepacia pyomyositis in a patient with no history of immunocompromised status, manifesting as disseminated infection with hemophagocytic syndrome presenting to our intensive care unit.


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