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The man with the boggy head: cranial melioidosis

Kuan, Yeh Chunn and How, Soon Hin and Ng, Teck Han and Abdul Rani, Mohammed Fauzi (2010) The man with the boggy head: cranial melioidosis. Singapore Medical Journal, 51 (2). e43-e45. ISSN 0037-5675

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Melioidosis is known to cause abscesses in various organs, including the cranium, though less commonly. We present a patient with scalp abscess and subdural empyema that was visible on computed tomography of the brain. The neurosurgical drainage grew Burkholderia pseudomallei. Despite our best effort to treat the patient using parenteral antibiotics and surgical drainage, the patient did not survive.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5950/12683
Uncontrolled Keywords: Burkholderia pseudomallei, melioidosis, sibdural empyema
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: Dr Yeh Chunn Kuan
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2012 14:49
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2012 09:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/12683

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