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Infection. 2003 Jan;31(1):60-2.

A case of imported melioidosis presenting as prostatitis.

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Dept of Internal Medicine, AZ Maria Middelares St-Jozef, Kortrijkse steenweg 1026, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium. alexheyse@hotmail.com

Abstract

We report a case of melioidosis in a previously healthy Belgian man. He presented with septicemia and prostatic abscesses 1 week after a trip to Vietnam. Burkholderia pseudomallei was isolated from multiple hemocultures. He was treated successfully with intravenous ceftazidime and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, followed by a per-oral maintenance therapy of amoxicillin-clavulanate with supplementary amoxicillin. There was no need for surgical drainage. This is the second reported case of melioidosis in Belgium.

PMID:
12590337
DOI:
10.1007/s15010-002-2112-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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