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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