Paediatric melioidosis

Pagakrong Lumbiganona, Allen Cheng, Bart Currie

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    Melioidosis has similar clinical manifestations in children but comorbidities are less commonthan in adults. A significant risk factor for disease is near drowning, which may be associated with a very short incubation period and development of septicaemia. In Thailand, parotid disease is a common presentation, and often requires surgical drainage. Lymphadenitis and skin infection are also common presentations which may be unrecognised. An encephalomyelitis syndrome is a rare but distinct presentation described in Australia. Relapse appears to be less common than inadults.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMelioidosis
    Subtitle of host publicationA Century of Observation and Research
    EditorsNatkunan Ketheesan
    ChapterSection IV.4
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9780444534798
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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