Melioidosis by aminoglycoside susceptible Burkholderia pseudomallei: First case in Bangladesh

Authors

  • Saika Farook Department of Microbiology, Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM), Dhaka
  • Md Shariful Alam Jilani Department of Microbiology, Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka
  • Alpona Akhter Department of Oncology, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • J Ashraful Haq Department of Microbiology, Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka

Keywords:

Melioidosis, aminoglycoside, Burkholderia pseudomallei

Abstract

Burkholderia pseudomallei is the etiological agent of melioidosis. It is a gram-negative bacillus present in environment and intrinsically resistant to many antibiotics including aminoglycosides. However, recently aminoglycoside susceptible B. pseudomallei has been isolated from melioidosis cases and reported from some countries of the world. But, such aminoglycoside susceptible B. pseudomallei has never been detected in Bangladesh either from melioidosis cases or from environment. All the B. pseudomallei isolated so far in Bangladesh were resistant to gentamicin and other aminoglycosides. Here, we describe a disseminated case of melioidosis caused by aminoglycoside susceptible B. pseudomallei in a 55 years old Bengali male patient. This is the first case of melioidosis due to aminoglycoside susceptible B. pseudomallei in Bangladesh.

Ibrahim Med. Coll. J. 2020; 14(2): 55-59

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Published

2021-04-05

How to Cite

Farook, S., Jilani, M. S. A., Akhter, A., & Haq, J. A. (2021). Melioidosis by aminoglycoside susceptible Burkholderia pseudomallei: First case in Bangladesh. IMC Journal of Medical Science, 14(2), 55–59. Retrieved from https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/IMCJMS/article/view/52830

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