image of Case Report and Literature Review: Gestational Melioidosis through Perinatal Transmission
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


is an emerging pathogen in the Americas. Cases of mother-to-child transmission of are rare and probably occur by placental or perinatal infection. We report the first case of native gestational and neonatal melioidosis in the Western hemisphere. The isolated strains in the mother and newborn were confirmed by whole-genome sequencing and identified as a novel sequence type ST1748. The comparison of both genomes revealed a nucleotide similarity of 100%. Melioidosis should be considered within the differential diagnosis of febrile illness or pneumonia in pregnant women and newborns from endemic areas of the Americas.


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  • Received : 29 Mar 2020
  • Accepted : 26 Jun 2020
  • Published online : 03 Aug 2020
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