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Burkholderia pseudomallei Brain Abscess: Atypical Infection at the Atypical Site: A Case Report

Satyajit Choudhury, S Anushapreethi, Pragnya P Jena, Sagarika Panda, Shakti B Mishra

Keywords : Burkholderia, Brain abscess, Case report, Melioidosis

Citation Information : Choudhury S, Anushapreethi S, Jena PP, Panda S, Mishra SB. Burkholderia pseudomallei Brain Abscess: Atypical Infection at the Atypical Site: A Case Report. 2023; 2 (4):97-99.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11006-0064

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-08-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Burkholderia pseudomallei (B. pseudomallei), a gram-negative bacterium, is ubiquitously found in water, soil, and surface. Although it infrequently affects the brain, it causes significant morbidity and mortality. Neuromelioidosis can manifest either as encephalomyelitis or brain abscess. Herein we are reporting an extremely rare case of Burkholderia brain abscess following trauma and undergoing surgery for abscess drainage. The postoperative period was complicated by refractory seizure, which was managed by early initiation of appropriate antibiotics along with an optimal dose of antiepileptic drug. Early detection and initiation of appropriate antibiotic therapy, along with surgical management, remains the mainstay of treatment.

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