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Unveiling the Varied Faces of Melioidosis: A Case Series with Diverse Pulmonary Presentations

Anand Rajendran, Nabishabanu Razak Ali, Ezhilvizhi Manikandan, Jeeva Rekha Balaji, Vinisha Ravichandran

Keywords : Acute respiratory distress syndrome, Burkholderia pseudomallei, Case report, Empyema, Lung abscess, Mediastinal lymphadenopathy, Melioidosis

Citation Information : Rajendran A, Ali NR, Manikandan E, Balaji JR, Ravichandran V. Unveiling the Varied Faces of Melioidosis: A Case Series with Diverse Pulmonary Presentations. Indian J Respir Care 2024; 13 (2):132-135.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11010-1102

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-06-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Melioidosis, caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, is known for its protean clinical manifestations. It can manifest as acute, subacute, or even chronic presentation. While commonly associated with septicemia and localized infections, pulmonary involvement can present with a spectrum of variable patterns. This case series aims to shed light on the diverse pulmonary presentations of melioidosis, highlighting the challenges in diagnosis and management.

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