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Melioidosis with brain abscess.
  1. S. Pit,
  2. F. K. Chea,
  3. F. Jamal
  1. Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.


    Central nervous system involvement in melioidosis is rare. We describe a 48 year old woman who developed septicaemia and a brain abscess due to Pseudomonas pseudomallei. Since there is a continuing practical problem in bacteriological confirmation of the aetiological agent, diagnosis of melioidosis has to be made on clinical suspicion.

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