Melioidosis Manifesting as Chronic Femoral Osteomyelitis in Patient from Ghana

Diana Ayoola Mabayoje*, Dervla T.D. Kenna, David A.B. Dance, Caoimhe NicFhogartaigh

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Abstract

A 33-year-old man from Ghana who had diabetes had chronic osteomyelitis of the femoral shaft develop. Tissue samples from surgical debridement grew Burkholderia pseudomallei. He received meropenem, followed by oral trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole and doxycycline, and fully recovered without complications. Our case report extends the range of countries in Africa as sources of culture-confirmed melioidosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-204
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume28
Issue number1
Early online date10 Nov 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022

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Funding Information: No funding information.

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Citation: Mabayoje D, Kenna D, Dance D, NicFhogartaigh C. Melioidosis Manifesting as Chronic Femoral Osteomyelitis in Patient from Ghana. Emerg Infect Dis. 2022;28(1):201-204.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2801.211800

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