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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 171-173

Burkholderia cepacia causing liver and splenic abscess: Two case reports

1 Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

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Manas K Behera
SOA Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, K8 Lane 1, Kalinga Nagar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha - 751 003
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DOI: 10.4103/ijpm.ijpm_702_21

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Burkholderia cepacia infections are common among immunocompromised patients but multiple reports have shown that it can affect immunocompetent patients also. We are reporting two patients with multiple liver and splenic abscesses caused by Burkholderia cepacia. First case is a 54-year-old diabetic male presenting with fever, abdominal pain, bilateral lower limb weakness, and incontinence of urine. Second case is a 41-year-old male presenting with fever and confusion. Both had liver and splenic abscesses. Pus aspirated from the abscesses grew Burkholderia cepacia. Both responded to cotrimoxazole. Our case report emphasizes growing incidence of Burkholderia cepacia in immunocompetent patients.

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