The timeline of the case.
38-year-old male presented with cough and expectoration mixed with blood for two weeks and hospitalized into the department of respiratory on 09/2015. After 10 days of antibiotics treatment, his clinical symptoms improved and he was discharged from the hospital. But 8 months later (06/2016), the patient experienced sudden onset of left limb weakness and seizure and was re-admitted to the hospital. Brain CT and MRI showed a lesion over the right frontal lobe. Neuronavigation-guided open surgery was performed but failed to find a malignancy.
pseudomallei was cultured from the operative samples (07/2016). After 4 months of systemic and intraventricular antibiotic administration treatment, the patient achieved recovery (11/2016)