A RARE CAUSE OF SEPTIC ARTHRITIS WITH PLEURAL EFFUSION: BURKHOLDERIA PSEUDOMALLEI


Dr. Navin Ashok Patil, Balaji O, Karthik Rao N, Manjunath Hande, Talha Ahmed, Sarthak Singla

Abstract


Melioidosis is a fatal disease, most prevalent in South-East Asia, Northern Australia, and the Indian subcontinent is caused by Gram-negative saprophyte Burkholderia pseudomallei. Septic arthritis due to melioidosis is very rare and should be a differential diagnosis in patient presenting with septic arthritis in endemic areas. It results in severe morbidity. Hence, we report a case of septic arthritis of left knee and hip in a young patient who later developed pleural effusion caused by B. pseudomallei.

Keywords: Septic arthritis, Pleural effusion, Vietnamese bomb.

 


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Title

A RARE CAUSE OF SEPTIC ARTHRITIS WITH PLEURAL EFFUSION: BURKHOLDERIA PSEUDOMALLEI

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i1.15548

Date

01-01-2017

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Journal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 10 Issue 1 January 2017 Page: 8-9

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

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Authors & Affiliations

Dr. Navin Ashok Patil
Assistant Professor, Department of pharmacology, KMC Manipal, manipal university
India

Balaji O
Postgraduate, Department of Pharmacology, KMC Manipal, Manipal University
India

Karthik Rao N
Assistant Professor, Department of medicine, KMC Manipal, Manipal University
India

Manjunath Hande
Professor and Head, Department of Medicine, KMC mANIPAL, manipal university
India

Talha Ahmed
Undergraduate student, KMC Manipal, manipal University
India

Sarthak Singla
Undergraduate student, KMC Manipal, manipal University
India


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