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Br J Neurosurg. 1998 Apr;12(2):170-2.

Brain abscess as the presenting feature of melioidosis.

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Department of Neurological Sciences, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.


Central nervous system involvement in melioidosis is rare and there are only a few reports of the causative organism, Burkholderia pseudomallei, causing a brain abscess. We report a patient who presented to us with a brain abscess due to this organism and emphasize the need for a high degree of suspicion for this disease in tropical countries and treatment with the appropriate antibiotics, as the mortality associated with this disease is very high.

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