Volume 97, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



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.


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  • Received : 16 Aug 2017
  • Accepted : 28 Aug 2017
  • Published online : 02 Oct 2017

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