Case Report: A case report of multiple co-infections (melioidosis, paragonimiasis, Covid-19 and tuberculosis) in a patient with diabetes mellitus and thalassemia-trait in Myanmar
Chit Yee D., Aung HKK., Mg Mg B., Htun WPP., Janurian N., Bancone G., Watthanaworawit W., Proux S., Pyae Phyo A., Nosten F.
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.