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It is tuberculosis or melioidosis? a clinical diagnostic dilemma

Jamani, Nurjasmine Aida and Mohd Nor, Farah Hanani and Yatim, Yusnita (2021) It is tuberculosis or melioidosis? a clinical diagnostic dilemma. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 76 (5). pp. 734-736. ISSN 0300-5283

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Pulmonary Tuberculosis (PTB) is an endemic disease in Malaysia and continues to cause great morbidity and mortality. However, the diagnosis and treatment may pose a challenge to the attending physician since other diseases such as melioidosis can mimic tuberculosis. Hence, the final diagnosis should be done thorough history of illness, physical examination, investigations, and interpretation of findings. We present here a case of a 27-year-old man who presented at our primary care clinic with underlying diabetes mellitus whose symptoms were suggestive of PTB, and who was treated with anti-tuberculosis but later his sputum grew culture Burkholderia pseudomallei

Item Type: Article (Case Report)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2021 16:38
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2021 16:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/92512

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