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

Kamlesh Kumar, Ravneet Kaur

Keywords : Burkholderia pseudomallei, melioidosis, systemic involvement

Citation Information : Kumar K, Kaur R. Clinically lesser known entity in India: A Report of two cases of Melioidosis. Indian J Crit Care Med 2013; 17 (1):46-48.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.112146

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-05-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).


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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