Published: 2022-11-23

An interesting case of melioidosis: a mimicry of pulmonary tuberculosis

Manoj Sivasamy, Shreenidhi R., Nishaanth M. K., Jagadeesan M., Prasanna Karthik S.


Melioidosis is caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei which is a soil-dwelling aerobic bacterium reported mostly in tropical and subtropical areas, especially in Asia (Southeast) and Australia (Northern part). Melioidosis is a severe infection that can manifest as chronic debilitating pneumonia mimics pulmonary tuberculosis. Here, we reported a case of melioidosis, in 51-year-old men with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus. The patient recovered with appropriate intravenous antibiotics and supportive medications.


Melioidosis, B. pseudomallei, Immunocompromised

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