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Disseminated pyomyositis due to Burkholderia cepacia: A case report

Sagarika Panda, Krushna Pani, Kalyani Borde

Keywords : Burkholderia cepacia, disseminated infection, pyomyositis

Citation Information : Panda S, Pani K, Borde K. Disseminated pyomyositis due to Burkholderia cepacia: A case report. Indian J Crit Care Med 2018; 22 (11):811-813.

DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_141_18

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-11-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


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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