A case of mycotic aneurysm due to Burkholderia pseudomallei

Chuan Hun Ding, Salasawati Hussin, Tzar Mohd Nizam Khaithir, Md. Mostafizur Rahman, S. R. Ramli

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Burkholderia pseudomallei is an free-living gram-negative bacterium causing melioidosis and is endemic in Southeast Asia. A 56-year-old diabetic construction worker with a 1-month history of abdominal pain and 1-day history of high-grade fever was found to have a left non-dissecting infrarenal mycotic aortic aneurysm by abdominal computerized tomography scan. Bacteriological examination of his blood yielded Burkholderia pseudomallei. The patient was treated with right axillo-bifemoral bypass with excision of aneurysm and high-dose intravenous ceftazidime for two weeks, followed by oral trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole and oral doxycycline for a minimum of five months.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPakistan Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume29
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2012

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Burkholderia pseudomallei
Infected Aneurysm
Melioidosis
Southeastern Asia
Ceftazidime
Aortic Aneurysm
Doxycycline
Sulfamethoxazole Drug Combination Trimethoprim
Gram-Negative Bacteria
Abdominal Pain
Aneurysm
Fever
Tomography

Keywords

  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Burkholderia pseudomallei
  • Microgen GN-ID
  • Mycotic aneurysm

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A case of mycotic aneurysm due to Burkholderia pseudomallei. / Ding, Chuan Hun; Hussin, Salasawati; Khaithir, Tzar Mohd Nizam; Rahman, Md. Mostafizur; Ramli, S. R.

In: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 29, No. 2, 14.08.2012.

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Ding, Chuan Hun ; Hussin, Salasawati ; Khaithir, Tzar Mohd Nizam ; Rahman, Md. Mostafizur ; Ramli, S. R. / A case of mycotic aneurysm due to Burkholderia pseudomallei. In: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences. 2012 ; Vol. 29, No. 2.
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