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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 2891510, 4 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/2891510
Case Report

Melioidosis with Portal Vein Thrombosis

School of Medicine, Walailak University, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

Correspondence should be addressed to Thanyaporn Direksunthorn; moc.oohay@nahc_nipeat

Received 5 February 2017; Accepted 27 March 2017; Published 3 April 2017

Academic Editor: Gernot Walder

Copyright © 2017 Thanyaporn Direksunthorn. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Melioidosis, caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, is a common infectious disease in tropical regions. The author reports a case of melioidosis with a rare manifestation of portal vein thrombosis and cavernous transformation of the portal vein. Melioidosis should be considered a differential diagnosis in patients with underlying risk factors who present with multiple liver abscesses; moreover, portal vein thrombosis can be a potential complication. Computed tomography is the modality of choice to demonstrate venous thrombosis in various organs.