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VOLUME 23 , ISSUE 3 ( March, 2019 ) > List of Articles

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Melioidosis-Series of Seven Cases from Madurai, South Tamilnadu

Raja Sundaramoorthy, Sankar Subramanian

Citation Information : Sundaramoorthy R, Subramanian S. Melioidosis-Series of Seven Cases from Madurai, South Tamilnadu. Indian J Crit Care Med 2019; 23 (3):149-151.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23139

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-03-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

We describe a case series of seven culture proven melioidosis patients presenting during 2014 to 2016 in Madurai, south Tamilnadu. Skin, soft tissue, bone and joint infections were common. All of them were middle aged men except one case. All the cases were reported during the monsoon season. Predisposing factors include diabetes and alcoholism. Despite many case reports and studies from South India, melioidosis still remains undiagnosed, hence underreported from many centres. Delayed diagnosis leads way to sepsis and other complications. Awareness about the preventive measures, earlier clinical and laboratory identification, and appropriate management of severe sepsis are required to reduce the burden of this disease


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