Melioidosis Septicemia with Musculoskeletal Involvement: A Case Report

  • Tony Kavalakkatt Senior Consultant and Pelvi-Acetabular Surgeon, Department of Orthopedics, Baby Memorial Hospital, Kozhikode
  • Arunlal K P Consultant, Department of Orthopedics, Baby Memorial Hospital, Kozhikode
  • Jasim Salim Junior Resident, Department of Orthopedics, Baby Memorial Hospital, Kozhikode
  • Joe Davis Junior Resident, Department of Orthopedics, Baby Memorial Hospital, Kozhikode

Abstract

Melioidosis is a life threatening infectious disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, seen more commonly in South East Asia and Northern Australia. Though it is an important cause of sepsis, musculoskeletal melioidosis is rare in the Indian subcontinent. We report a case of melioidosis in a 45 year old male diabetic, with septicemia , distal femur osteomyelitis, septic arthritis of knee and multifocal abscesses.

Published
2018-01-10
How to Cite
KAVALAKKATT, Tony et al. Melioidosis Septicemia with Musculoskeletal Involvement: A Case Report. Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics, [S.l.], v. 30, n. 1-2, p. 60–63, jan. 2018. Available at: <http://kjoonline.net/index.php/kjo/article/view/228>. Date accessed: 22 oct. 2018.