Case report: Fatal pediatric melioidosis despite optimal intensive care

Alice Young, Catherine Tacon, Simon Smith, Ben Reeves, Greg Wiseman, Josh Hanson

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    With prompt administration of appropriate antimicrobial therapy and access to modern intensive care support, fatal pediatric melioidosis is very unusual. We describe cases of two children in whom the possibility of melioidosis was recognized relatively early, but who died of the disease, despite receiving optimal supportive care. We discuss the resulting implications for bacterial virulence factors in disease pathogenesis.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1691-1694
    Number of pages4
    JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017


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