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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 20-23

Cervical prevertebral abscess with Burkholderia pseudomallei: A report of two cases and review of literature

1 Department of spine surgery, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India
2 Department of Orthopaedics, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Nikhil Narayanan
Chithira, Mayanad P.O, Calicut - 673 008, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/joasis.joasis_10_20

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Melioidosis is a life-threatening infectious disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, seen more commonly in South East Asia and Northern Australia. Though it is an important cause of sepsis, musculoskeletal melioidosis is rare in the Indian subcontinent. We report two cases of cervical prevertebral abscess in a 60-year-old female and a 62-year-old male, caused by B. pseudomallei. No cervical prevertebral abscess due to B. pseudomallei has been reported in the literature to the best of our knowledge.

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