Clin Surg | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

An Unusual Case of Melioidotic Prostatic Disease Complicated with Thrombocytopenia

Yangbo Cai1, Hongtao Jiang1, Lingfeng Zhu3, Tao Li1, Dengke Luo1 and Yi Wang1,2*

1Research Institute for Clinical Medicine, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Hainan Medical University, China
2Department of Urology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of University of South China, China
3Department of Urology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Hainan Medical University, China

*Correspondance to: Yi Wang 

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Abstract

Melioidosis is a fatal infectious disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei (BP). We report a case of primary melioidotic prostatic disease complicated with thrombocytopenia in a 66-year-old man. The patient mainly presented with dysuria and fever, and BP was detected in multiple blood cultures. The patient was cured and discharged after 2 weeks of treatment with imipenem. This case confirms that melioidosis can invade multiple organs and be easily misdiagnosed and mistreated. BP detection from any specimen of a patient with suspected melioidosis is the gold standard for diagnosis of the disease, which can be cured with sensitive antibiotic treatment.

Citation:

Cai Y, Jiang H, Zhu L, Li T, Luo D, Wang Y. An Unusual Case of Melioidotic Prostatic Disease Complicated with Thrombocytopenia. Clin Surg. 2022; 7: 3455..

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