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Diagnosis of Burkholderia pseudomallei pneumonia in children is challenging. We investigated the utility of nasopharyngeal swabs taken from 194 paediatric patients on admission with radiologically proven pneumonia. Melioidosis was proven in 0.5% of samples tested and only in a third of those known to be bacteraemic with B. pseudomallei. It appears unlikely that culture of nasopharyngeal secretions is helpful to confirm B. pseudomallei pneumonia in paediatric patients.

Original publication

DOI

10.1093/tropej/fmv109

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Trop Pediatr

Publication Date

08/2016

Volume

62

Pages

328 - 330

Keywords

Burkholderia pseudomallei, melioidosis, nasopharyngeal swab, paediatric, Anti-Bacterial Agents, Bacteremia, Burkholderia pseudomallei, Cambodia, Humans, Melioidosis, Pneumonia, Bacterial, Radiography, Thoracic