A Fatal Case of Cerebral Melioidosis

  • Raina Chaudhary Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Shree Birendra Hospital, Chhauni, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Alina Singh Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Shree Birendra Hospital, Chhauni, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Manoj Pradhan Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Shree Birendra Hospital, Chhauni, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Reeba Karki Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Shree Birendra Hospital, Chhauni, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Paawan Bahadur Bhandari Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Shree Birendra Hospital, Chhauni, Kathmandu, Nepal
Keywords: Burkholderia pseudomallei, Melloidosis

Abstract

 

Introduction: Melioidosis is potentially fatal type of infectious disease caused by soil saprophytes Burkholderia pseudomallei. It is endemic to Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. We report the case of Cerebral Melioidosis which was consequences of acute otitis media. Patient was treated with Ceftazidime and Meropenem, despite of that patient died. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of cerebral melioidosis from Nepal.  

 

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Author Biographies

Raina Chaudhary, Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Shree Birendra Hospital, Chhauni, Kathmandu, Nepal

Department of Microbiology

Alina Singh, Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Shree Birendra Hospital, Chhauni, Kathmandu, Nepal

Department of Microbiology

Manoj Pradhan, Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Shree Birendra Hospital, Chhauni, Kathmandu, Nepal

Department of Microbiology

Reeba Karki, Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Shree Birendra Hospital, Chhauni, Kathmandu, Nepal

Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery

Paawan Bahadur Bhandari, Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Shree Birendra Hospital, Chhauni, Kathmandu, Nepal

Department of Neurosurgery

Published
2019-07-12
How to Cite
Chaudhary, R., Singh, A., Pradhan, M., Karki, R., & Bhandari, P. (2019). A Fatal Case of Cerebral Melioidosis. Medical Journal of Shree Birendra Hospital, 18(2), 64-68. https://doi.org/10.3126/mjsbh.v18i2.22705
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Case Reports