Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
Home About us Instructions Submission Subscribe Advertise Contact e-Alerts Ahead Of Print Login 
Users Online: 1556
Print this page  Email this page Bookmark this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
CASE REPORT
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

Correspondence Address:
Manas K Behera
SOA Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, K8 Lane 1, Kalinga Nagar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha - 751 003
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijpm.ijpm_702_21

Rights and Permissions

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.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed364    
    Printed14    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded7    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal