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The bug and the big heart -- Melioidotic pericardial effusion

Kuan, Leong Yew and Ng, Teck Han and How, Soon Hin and Kuan, Yeh Chunn (2011) The bug and the big heart -- Melioidotic pericardial effusion. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 66 (1). pp. 71-72. ISSN 0300-5283

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Melioidosis is an infection caused by Gram negative bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei leading to abscesses in lungs, liver, spleen, musculoskeletal system, prostate and sepsis. We present a rare case of purulent pericardial effusion caused by melioidosis with concomitant pneumonia and splenic abscesses. The patient underwent pericardiocentesis and successfully recovered from cardiogenic and septic shock.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2987/12686
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pericardial effusion, Cardiac tamponade, Splenic abscess, Melioidosis
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: 27 Jan 2012 15:31
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2013 11:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/12686

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