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Burkholderia cepacia; an unusual cause of multiple splenic abscesses : A case report

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M. N. Jayawardena ,

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, LK
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Department of Microbiology
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N. S. Chandrasiri,

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, LK
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Department of Microbiology
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S. Wijekoon,

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, LK
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Professorial Medical Unit
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P. Madanayake,

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, LK
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Professorial Medical Unit
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E. Corea,

University of Colombo, LK
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Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine
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D. D. Ranasinghe,

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, LK
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Department of Radiology
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N. D. G. Lamahewage

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, LK
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Intensive Care Unit

 

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Abstract

Burkholderia cepacia is an uncommon, multidrug resistant pathogen. We present a patient with a history of recent malignancy and uncontrolled diabetes, who presented with bacteraemia and multiple splenic abscesses due to this organism. She was managed conservatively, and made a good recovery. A high index of suspicion is required to arrive at the microbiological diagnosis and provide effective management.
How to Cite: Jayawardena, M.N. et al., (2017). Burkholderia cepacia; an unusual cause of multiple splenic abscesses : A case report. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases. 7(2), pp.123–126. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v7i2.8146
Published on 16 Oct 2017.
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