A case of melioidosis presenting as migrating pulmonary infiltration

The first case in Korea

Won Lee Sei, Jongyoun Yi, Sae Ik Joo, Ae Kang Young, Soon Yoon Young, Jae Joon Yim, Chul Gyu Yoo, Koo Han Sung, Young Soo Shim, Eui Chong Kim, Whan Kim Young

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Abstract

Melioidosis is an infection of the Gram-negative bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei. While it is known as an important cause of sepsis or chronic abscess-forming disease in Southeast Asia and northern Australia, no case has yet been reported in Korea. A 50-yr-old man visited our hospital for intermittent fever associated with dry cough and sputum. Roentgenographic examination showed migrating pulmonary infiltration. Symptoms and chest radiograph and computed tomography (CT) image findings did not improve despite use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics. Gram-negative bacteria were isolated on bronchoscopic washing culture and were identified as B. pseudomallei on DNA sequencing of 16S ribosomal RNA with 100% homology. Treatment for melioidosis was commenced with high dose ceftazidime, and the patient's fever, cough, and sputum were improved and the lesion on chest radiograph and CT almost disappeared.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-142
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Korean Medical Science
Volume20
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Feb 1

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Melioidosis
Burkholderia pseudomallei
Korea
Sputum
Gram-Negative Bacteria
Cough
Fever
Thorax
Tomography
16S Ribosomal RNA
Lung
Southeastern Asia
Ceftazidime
Fluoroquinolones
DNA Sequence Analysis
Abscess
Sepsis
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Infection
Therapeutics

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Sei, W. L., Yi, J., Joo, S. I., Young, A. K., Young, S. Y., Yim, J. J., ... Young, W. K. (2005). A case of melioidosis presenting as migrating pulmonary infiltration: The first case in Korea. Journal of Korean Medical Science, 20(1), 139-142.
Sei, Won Lee ; Yi, Jongyoun ; Joo, Sae Ik ; Young, Ae Kang ; Young, Soon Yoon ; Yim, Jae Joon ; Yoo, Chul Gyu ; Sung, Koo Han ; Shim, Young Soo ; Kim, Eui Chong ; Young, Whan Kim. / A case of melioidosis presenting as migrating pulmonary infiltration : The first case in Korea. In: Journal of Korean Medical Science. 2005 ; Vol. 20, No. 1. pp. 139-142.
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A case of melioidosis presenting as migrating pulmonary infiltration : The first case in Korea. / Sei, Won Lee; Yi, Jongyoun; Joo, Sae Ik; Young, Ae Kang; Young, Soon Yoon; Yim, Jae Joon; Yoo, Chul Gyu; Sung, Koo Han; Shim, Young Soo; Kim, Eui Chong; Young, Whan Kim.

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