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Melioidotic prostatic abscess in Pahang

Ng, Teck Han and How, Soon Hin and Abdul Rashid, Mohd Amran and Md Ralib @ Md Raghib, Ahmad Razali and Kuan, Yeh Chunn (2009) Melioidotic prostatic abscess in Pahang. Singapore Medical Journal, 50 (4). pp. 385-389. ISSN 0037-5675

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Melioidosis is caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, a Gram-negative bacillus. Melioidosis can affect many organs, including the prostate. However, prostatic abscess due to melioidosis is uncommon. We describe five cases of melioidosis with prostatic abscess. Four of five patients had diabetes mellitus and had more than one organ involvement. The diagnosis of prostatic abscess in our patients was only made with computed tomography of the abdomen and pelvis. None of our patients underwent surgical drainage and all remained well after treatment with antibiotics, except for one mortality secondary to severe septicaemia.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5429/1387
Uncontrolled Keywords: Burkholderia pseudomallei, melioidosis, melioidotic prostatic abscess, prostatic abscess
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
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: Associate Professor Ahmad Razali Md Ralib
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2011 23:18
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 13:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1387

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