Dushantha Madegedara*, Asela Bandara, AGR Mohamed, SA Luckmy and MRAM Rifai
National Hospital, Kandy, Sri Lanka
*Corresponding Author: Dushantha Madegedara, National Hospital, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
Received: November 08, 2019; Published: December 04, 2019
Meliodosis caused by Burkhloderia pseudomallei has recently gained importance as an emerging pathogen in Sri Lanka as increas-ing number of cases reported mainly from the north and east provinces of the country. It causes a wide spectrum of clinical manifesta-tions like pneumonia, septicaemia, arthritis and abscess in multiple organs potentially mimicking other infections like tuberculosis which is much commoner in a country like Sri Lanka where it is endemic. We describe a 54-year-old male nursing officer who pre-sented with recurrent parotid swelling with lymphadenopathy which was initially diagnosed as extrapulmonary tuberculosis, how-ever poorly responding to standard anti tuberculous treatment. Further investigations isolated B. pseudomallei from parotid abscess establishing the diagnosis of Meliodosis.
Keywords: Parotid Abscess; Melioidosis; Tuberculosis.
Citation: Dushantha Madegedara., et al. "Recurrent Parotid Abscess; A Diagnostic Dilemma- A Case Report.Acta Scientific Microbiology 3.1 (2020): 22-25.
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