Hepatosplenic melioidosis

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


15 year-old girl with fever and right upper quadrant pain

Patient Data

Age: 15
Gender: Female
Modality: Ultrasound
Large low echogenicity lesion in the right lobe of liver, with minimal liquid component and multiple small well defined low echogenicity lesions in the spleen.
Modality: CT
Multiple lesions in both the liver and spleen, those in the liver having multiple septae and a honeycomb appearance, in keeping with multifocal abscesses.

Case Discussion

The appearances are typical of hepatosplenic melioidosis.

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Case Information

rID: 21479
Case created: 25th Jan 2013
Last edited: 7th Feb 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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