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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 286-288

Pediatric melioidosis: Call for better awareness and early diagnosis!

Department of Microbiology, Fr. Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Meena Dias
S-3, Casa Leila, S.L Mathias Road, Falnir, Mangalore, Karnataka - 575 002
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DOI: 10.4103/2348-3334.158718

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Pediatric melioidosis is an under-diagnosed entity and rarely reported from India. This condition, if not treated early and appropriately, can have a fatal outcome. A 17-month-old female child presented with fever and ulcer on the right leg; she eventually succumbed to the infection. Culture from blood and wound swab from ulcer site grew Burkholderia pseudomallei.

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