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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:10, October, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(10): 2264-2269

Musculoskeletal Melioidosis in a Malaysian Return Driver with Chronic Osteomyelitis – A Rare Case Report
M. Jane Esther, P.K. Rath and D. Thirumalaipandiyan
C4, 10 B cross, Thillai nagar, Trichy – 18, Tamil Nadu, India
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Meiliodosis is a systemic infectious disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei. It produces overlapping clinical manifestations which is indistinguishable from other diseases. Meliodosis of the bone and joint infections present chronically with relapses and recurrences. It is most of the time misdiagnosed as tuberculosis due to overlapping clinical, histopathological and radiological features. We have presented here a case report of an elderly Malaysian driver, who was a diabetic and presented with features of osteomyelitis. It was initially diagnosed as tubercular osteomyelitis. Microbial culture from relevant samples of the patient finally led to the diagnosis of musculoskelal melioidosis of the hip joint. The clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment and follow up details of the patient have been discussed as a case report.

Keywords: Musculoskeletal melioidosis, Burkholderia pseudomallei osteomyelitis, Chronic osteomyelitis

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Jane Esther, M., P.K. Rath and Thirumalaipandiyan, D. 2018. Musculoskeletal Melioidosis in a Malaysian Return Driver with Chronic Osteomyelitis – A Rare Case Report.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 2264-2269. doi:
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