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Burkholderia pseudomallei is a soil-dwelling aerobic bacterium prevalent in tropical and subtropical regions, particularly in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. It is the causal organism of melioidosis, a severe infection that can manifest as chronic debilitating pneumonia resembling pulmonary tuberculosis. Here, we report a case of melioidosis, pulmonary tuberculosis, covid-19, and paragonimus co-infection in a 50-year-old male with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus and β-thalassemia trait. The patient recovered with intravenous antibiotics and standard anti-tuberculosis treatment.

Original publication

DOI

10.12688/wellcomeopenres.17881.1

Type

Journal

Wellcome Open Research

Publisher

F1000 Research Ltd

Publication Date

26/05/2022

Volume

7

Pages

160 - 160