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A Case of Central Nervous System Melioidosis

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S. R. Paththamperuma ,

National Hospital, Kandy, LK
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Department of Microbiology
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A. H. Samarasena,

National Hospital, Kandy, LK
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M. Kothalawala

National Hospital, Kandy, LK
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Abstract

Melioidosis is a disease of humans and animals which is caused by motile Gram-negative bacilli, Burkholderia pseudomallei. Clinical presentation of melioidosis can vary according to the site of the infection and it can mimic various other diseases. Central nervous system (CNS) melioidosis is rare but has a high mortality rate. A high index of clinical suspicion, early diagnosis, and prompt antibiotic treatment are important for a better outcome. We present a case of central nervous system melioidosis which, presented as multiple macroscopic cerebral abscesses.
How to Cite: Paththamperuma, S.R., Samarasena, A.H. and Kothalawala, M., 2022. A Case of Central Nervous System Melioidosis. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine, 31(1), pp.108–111. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljm.v31i1.295
Published on 15 Aug 2022.
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