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dc.contributor.authorPhillips, NM
dc.contributor.authorCervin, A
dc.contributor.authorEarnshaw, J
dc.contributor.authorSidjabat, HE
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-30T22:24:26Z
dc.date.available2020-03-30T22:24:26Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0022-2151
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/s0022215116008276
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/392766
dc.description.abstractBackground: Melioidosis is a serious infection caused by soil-dwelling Gram-negative bacillus Burkholderia pseudomallei. It is most commonly reported in Northern Australia, Southeast and Southern Asia, China, and Taiwan. Methods: A case report and short review of the literature are presented. Presentation, diagnosis including genomic sequencing, and acute and long-term management are discussed. Results: A 58-year-old female presented with chronic rhinosinusitis secondary to melioidosis. This is the third reported incidence of sinusitis secondary to melioidosis, which occurred in an otherwise well female with no risk factors and no apparent cause of exposure. Treatment involved an acute phase in which meropenem was administered parenterally for two weeks, followed by a prolonged oral course of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for three months, as per recommended guidelines. Conclusion: In patients presenting with refractory chronic rhinosinusitis, ENT surgeons should consider the presence of unusual causative pathogens such as B pseudomallei, particularly in those with recent travel history to Northern Queensland and/or Southeast Asia.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
dc.relation.ispartofpagefromS60
dc.relation.ispartofpagetoS62
dc.relation.ispartofissueS4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalThe Journal of Laryngology & Otology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume130
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.titleMelioidosis in a patient with chronic rhinosinusitis
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationPhillips, NM; Cervin, A; Earnshaw, J; Sidjabat, HE, Melioidosis in a patient with chronic rhinosinusitis, The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, 2016, 130 (S4), pp. S60-S62
dc.date.updated2020-03-27T05:54:36Z
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gro.griffith.authorSidjabat, Hanna E.


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