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Melioidosis, a Rare Cause of Infective Endocarditis: A Case Report

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1110004, PP. 1-6

Subject Areas: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology

Keywords: Melioidosis, Infective Endocarditis, Burkholderia pseudomallei

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Burkholderia pseudomallei is an unusual causative organism of infective endocarditis. We present a case of Melioidosis mitral valve endocarditis with dissemination to the liver and kidney in a young woman with underlying SLE with lupus nephritis. Despite the delay in reaching a diagnosis, the patient was successfully treated with intravenous Ceftazidime and oral trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and was discharged well. The identification of the specific aetiologic organism is important for timely diagnosis as well as treatment of infective endocarditis.

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Ng, C. K. and Radhakrishnan, A. P. (2023). Melioidosis, a Rare Cause of Infective Endocarditis: A Case Report. Open Access Library Journal, 10, e004. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1110004.

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