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Ann Trop Paediatr. 1998 Jun;18(2):161-4.

Neonatal meningitis and septicaemia caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei.

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Department of Paediatrics, Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia.


We report a case of meningitis and one of fatal septicaemia in neonates due to Burkholderia pseudomallei and review the literature on neonatal melioidosis. Pneumonia was the primary presentation and was complicated by shock in the latter case. The epidemiological findings suggest that the cases reported from Malaysia were community-acquired in contrast with those from the USA and Thailand.

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