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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2004 Dec;23(12):1169-71.

Transmission of Burkholderia pseudomallei via breast milk in northern Australia.

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Infectious Diseases Unit, Northern Territory Clinical School, Flinders University, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin Northern Territory Australia.


Two cases of maternal to child transmission of melioidosis are reported from Australia's tropical north. One infant died of overwhelming sepsis. Both lactating mothers had mastitis. In 1 case, Burkholderia pseudomallei isolated from breast milk was identical on pulsed-field gel electrophoresis with that in blood and cerebrospinal fluid isolates from the infant.

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