Is Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) Deficiency a Risk Factor for Melioidosis?

Authors

  • Mosad samawi HMC
  • Almurtada Razok
  • Zohaib Yousaf
  • Abdo Lutf

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32677/yjm.v1i1.3291

Keywords:

Burkholderia pseudomallei, Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, Hemolysis, Melioidosis

Abstract

Melioidosis is an infection that causes high morbidity and mortality. Predisposing risk factors include diabetes mellitus and immunocompromised state. We report a case of septic shock secondary to bacteremia caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei in a patient who is supposed to be previously healthy and subsequently diagnosed with diabetes mellitus and G6PD deficiency. He completed 17 days of intravenous antibiotics followed by a 12-week course of oral trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole. We postulate that G6PD deficiency could be a risk factor for melioidosis.

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Published

2022-05-28

How to Cite

samawi, M., Razok, A. . ., Yousaf , Z. ., & Lutf , A. . (2022). Is Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) Deficiency a Risk Factor for Melioidosis?. Yemen Journal of Medicine, 1(1), 49–51. https://doi.org/10.32677/yjm.v1i1.3291

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Case Report