Case report: fatal pediatric melioidosis despite optimal intensive care

Young, Alice, Tacon, Catherine, Smith, Simon, Reeves, Ben, Wiseman, Greg, and Hanson, Josh (2017) Case report: fatal pediatric melioidosis despite optimal intensive care. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 97 (6). pp. 1691-1694.

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Abstract

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.

Item ID: 52522
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1476-1645
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2018 07:39
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110309 Infectious Diseases @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1108 Medical Microbiology > 110801 Medical Bacteriology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
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