Start Submission Become a Reviewer

Reading: Melioidosis presenting with periorbital cellulitis and rhinosinusitis

Download

A- A+
Alt. Display

Case Reports

Melioidosis presenting with periorbital cellulitis and rhinosinusitis

Authors:

L. A. D. N. Udayani ,

Lady Ridgeway Hospital (LRH), LK
About L. A. D. N.
Senior Registrar in ENT
X close

D. Dumingoarachci

Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura (THA), LK
About D.
Consultant ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
X close

Abstract

Melioidosis is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei. It has a variety of clinical manifestations ranging from localized abscess, to severe pneumonia to fatal septicaemia. Sinonasal and orbital manifestations of Melioidosis are rare [1]. This is the first reported case of Melioidosis presenting with orbital cellulitis and rhinosinusitis in Sri Lanka. A 42-year-old patient with diabetes mellitus presented with pyrexia of unknown origin, multiple abscesses in the leg, periorbital cellulitis and rhinosinusitis. Initial investigations did not reveal a diagnosis. Eventually it was diagnosed as Melioidosis with a positive blood culture and successfully managed with long term antibiotics.

 

Conclusion

Early identification and aggressive management is needed to reduce the morbidity and mortality of Melioidosis.  Awareness amongst clinicians of different specialties is important as this disease has variety of manifestations.
How to Cite: Udayani, L.A.D.N. and Dumingoarachci, D., 2020. Melioidosis presenting with periorbital cellulitis and rhinosinusitis. Ceylon Journal of Otolaryngology, 9(1), pp.73–77. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cjo.v9i1.5302
Published on 31 Dec 2020.
Peer Reviewed

Downloads

  • PDF (EN)

    comments powered by Disqus