A Fatal Case of Cerebral Melioidosis

Authors

  • 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

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/mjsbh.v18i2.22705

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

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Published

2019-07-12

How to Cite

Chaudhary, R., Singh, A., Pradhan, M., Karki, R., & Bhandari, P. B. (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