Acute bacteremic pneumonia due to melioidosis developing in the intensive care setting

Zainal Abidinan, Huda and Muhd Besari, Alwi and Nadarajan, Chandran and Wan Shukeri, Wan Fadzlina and Mazlan, Mohd Zulfakar and Soon, Eu Chong and Ayub, Zeti Norfidiyati Salmuna (2017) Acute bacteremic pneumonia due to melioidosis developing in the intensive care setting. IDCases , 8. pp. 63-65. ISSN 2214-2509

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In Malaysia, melioidosis is commonly encountered as this infection is known as part of the endemic area for the disease. Managing cases of positive Burkholderia pseudomallei infection can involve multidisciplinary unit mainly, microbiologist, infectious disease team and intensive care as it may be quite difficult to distinguish melioidosis from a number of other diseases on the clinical setting alone. Laboratory diagnosis plays a vital role in determining the direction of management. Investigations such as culture, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and serology should be evaluated once the disease is suspected. In this particular case, the patient is a young adult involved in a road traffic accident. Unlike any other cases with melioidosis, he had no potential risk factors which may have contributed to the severity of the disease and it is likely that the site of the accident was the source of acquisition of this gram negative bacterium.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R5-130.5 General works
Divisions: Institut Perubatan & Pergigian Termaju (Advanced Medical & Dental Institute (AMDI)) > Article
Kampus Kesihatan (Health Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Sains Perubatan (School of Medical Sciences) > Article
Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 06:28
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 06:28

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