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A Rare Presentation of Central Nervous System Melioidosis

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1103346, PP. 1-8

Subject Areas: Infectious Diseases

Keywords: Melioidosis, Basal Ganglia, Abscess, Antibiotic

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We report a case of an 18-year-old army man who was diagnosed with cerebral melioidosis with disseminated abscesses. The patient presented with fever and focal neurological signs with positive cerebral imaging findings followed by a positive blood culture for Burkholderia pseudomallei. Further imaging of other sites also revealed multiple abscesses. He responded well to an intensive course of antibiotic therapy of eight-week duration followed by 6 months of eradication therapy. The repeat cerebral imaging showed complete resolution of basal ganglia abscess at the end of intensive antibiotic therapy.

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Yong, S. , Hassan, S. , Wong, P. and Yoong, K. (2017). A Rare Presentation of Central Nervous System Melioidosis. Open Access Library Journal, 4, e3346. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1103346.

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