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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 70  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 778--780

CNS Melioidosis: A Diagnostic Challenge

1 Department- Critical Care and Neurology, Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Neurology, Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata, 185/1 A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. A Shobhana
Flat 2A No. 17 Russa Road East First Lane Kolkata - 700 033, West Bengal; Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata, 185/1 A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata - 700 017, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.344620

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Melioidosis is an emerging tropical disease. Central nervous system (CNS) melioidosis may present as a brain abscess or encephalomyelitis mimics tuberculosis. Early diagnosis and management decreases mortality as well as morbidity. This case of brain abscess and encephalomyelitis in a young man with no known comorbidities was a diagnostic challenge. The surgery helped in debulking as well as isolating the causative organism. Appropriate antibiotic therapy for melioidosis was lifesaving and prevented further complications.


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