Disseminated melioidosis involving skin and joint: a case report

  • Samira Rahat Afroze Department of Internal Medicine, BIRDEM General Hospital & Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka
  • Muhammad Abdur Rahim Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM General Hospital & Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka
  • Lovely Barai Department of Microbiology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
  • Khwaja Nazim Uddin Department of Internal Medicine, BIRDEM General Hospital & Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka

Abstract

Melioidosis is an infectious disease that can cause serious morbidity and may result in death if not treated early. Its causative organism, Burkholderia pseudomallei is present in soil and water. Here, we report a case of disseminated melioidosis involving skin and joint in a farmer residing in an area where the organism has been found in the soil.

Ibrahim Med. Coll. J. 2015; 9(2): 55-57

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Samira Rahat Afroze, Department of Internal Medicine, BIRDEM General Hospital & Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka


Published
2016-07-21
How to Cite
Afroze, S., Rahim, M. A., Barai, L., & Uddin, K. (2016). Disseminated melioidosis involving skin and joint: a case report. Ibrahim Medical College Journal, 9(2), 55-57. https://doi.org/10.3329/imcj.v9i2.28855
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Case Reports