Melioidosis presenting as Orbital cellulitis with Retro orbital abscess - Report of a case with review of literature
Dr. C. Arshad Akeel, Dr. N. Sadiya
Melioidosis is a clinically diverse tropical infection caused by Gram negative environmental saprophyte Burkholderia pseudomallei. The disease is endemic in Southeast Asia and northern Australia with sporadic case reports being reported in India. It usually causes septicemia and results in multifocal infection, especially in those with immunocompromised status.Localized melioidosis occurs as an acute suppurative form. We present a case of orbital cellulitis with retro orbital abscess in a diabetic male in whom a diagnosis of Melioidosis was rendered.
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