Cervical melioidosis: an infrequent cause of neck abscess
Keywords:Neck abscess, Melioidosis, Burkhloderia pseudomallei, Sarawak
Melioidosis remains as one of the rare infectious disease with high mortality and morbidity rate. It is caused by the gram-negative bacilli Burkholderia pseudomallei found in soil and water. We would like to share our experience of four case series that had been collected in Bintulu Hospital, Sarawak over a period of eight months starting from June 2018- January 2019. A total of four patients presented with neck abscess where the pus culture and sensitivity show B. pseudomallei but the blood culture and sensitivity show no culture or growth.
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