Cellulitis With Multiple Abscesses In Leg Due To Burkholderia Pseudomallei Infection-A Case Report
Dr.Anup Kumar Shetty,Asst.Prof.Dept.of Microbiology,Fr.Muller's Medical College,Kankanady,Mangalore-575002, Karnataka,(India)Tel:91-0824-2238273, Fax:91-0824-2436352;Cell:9900405220. e.mail:email@example.com
Burkholderia pseudomallei is the causative agent of melioidosis. It is endemic in Southeast Asian countries and northern Australia. It was rarely encountered in India earlier. Recently, a few cases of melioidosis have been reported from several parts of southern coastal India. Burkholderia pseudomallei is a rare aetiology for cellulitis. We report a case of melioidosis presenting as cellulitis, with multiple abscesses on the leg in a diabetic patient. The causative agent was identified in time and the patient was treated for itâ€™s infection. The patient recovered completely after completion of the antibiotic regimen. Melioidosis is an emerging infectious disease in India.