Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1411--1414

Septicemic melioidosis complicating undiagnosed chronic kidney disease and beta-thalassemia minor in a Bangladeshi farmer


Muhammad Abdur Rahim, Muhammad Abu Yousuf Khan, Tufayel Ahmed Chowdhury, Mehruba Alam Ananna 
 Department of Nephrology, Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM) General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Correspondence Address:
Muhammad Abdur Rahim
Department of Nephrology, Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM) General Hospital, Dhaka
Bangladesh

Melioidosis is an emerging infectious disease in many countries including Bangladesh. Patients with diabetes mellitus are at increased risk for infection by Burkholderia pseudomallei, the causative agent for melioidosis. Here, we report an autochthonous case of septicemic melioidosis occurring in a middle-aged non-diabetic Bangladeshi farmer who presented with prolonged pyrexia and splenomegaly. Diagnostic workup revealed splenic micro-abscesses, previously undetected chronic kidney disease (CKD) and beta-thalassemia minor. This case stresses the importance of searching for less common risk factors for melioidosis such as CKD and hemolytic anemia.


How to cite this article:
Rahim MA, Khan MA, Chowdhury TA, Ananna MA. Septicemic melioidosis complicating undiagnosed chronic kidney disease and beta-thalassemia minor in a Bangladeshi farmer.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2020;31:1411-1414


How to cite this URL:
Rahim MA, Khan MA, Chowdhury TA, Ananna MA. Septicemic melioidosis complicating undiagnosed chronic kidney disease and beta-thalassemia minor in a Bangladeshi farmer. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Apr 23 ];31:1411-1414
Available from: https://www.sjkdt.org/article.asp?issn=1319-2442;year=2020;volume=31;issue=6;spage=1411;epage=1414;aulast=Rahim;type=0