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Melioidosis presenting with periorbital cellulitis and eyelid abscess in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo - A Case Report

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Chee Yik Chang

Kapit Hospital, Ministry of Health, 96800 Kapit, Sarawak, MY
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Abstract

Melioidosis is an infectious disease caused by the Gram-negative bacillus Burkholderia pseudomallei and presents with a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations and organ involvement. Ocular manifestation in melioidosis is rare. We present a case of periorbital cellulitis and eyelid abscess caused by B. pseudomallei in a diabetic patient successfully treated with antibiotic and surgical drainage.

How to Cite: Chang, C.Y., 2019. Melioidosis presenting with periorbital cellulitis and eyelid abscess in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo - A Case Report. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases, 9(2), pp.160–164. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v9i2.8259
Published on 16 Oct 2019.
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