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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 222--225

Burkholderia pseudomallei septic arthritis in Type-2 diabetes mellitus patients: Report of two cases

K Baruah Frincy1, Borkakoty Biswajyoti2, Satyaki Saikia3, Manash P Baruah4, Utpala Devi5 
1 Department of Microbiology, Excelcare Hospitals, Guwahati, Assam, India
2 Scientist-E and Nodal Officer, VRDL, ICMR RMRC, Dibrugarh, Assam, India
3 Department of Internal Medicine, Excelcare Hospitals, Guwahati, Assam, India
4 Department of Endocrinology, Excelcare Hospitals, Guwahati, Assam, India
5 Scientist D, ICMR RMRC, Dibrugarh, Assam, India

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Dr. K Baruah Frincy
Excel care Hospitals, Guwahati, Assam
India

Two cases of Burkholderia pseudomallei septic arthritis are presented with a brief review of the literature. B. pseudomallei septic arthritis most commonly occurs in diabetics and other immunocompromised patients and may prove fatal despite appropriate therapy. Clinical and microbiological suspicion of B. pseudomallei infection may help in providing appropriate empirical therapy.

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Frincy K B, Biswajyoti B, Saikia S, Baruah MP, Devi U. Burkholderia pseudomallei septic arthritis in Type-2 diabetes mellitus patients: Report of two cases.Indian J Med Microbiol 2020;38:222-225

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Frincy K B, Biswajyoti B, Saikia S, Baruah MP, Devi U. Burkholderia pseudomallei septic arthritis in Type-2 diabetes mellitus patients: Report of two cases. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Nov 27 ];38:222-225
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