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A recent paper published in JVATiTD reporting a child in Hainan with parotitis caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei misleadingly described parotitis as a rare manifestation of melioidosis. In fact, it is one of the commonest forms of paediatric melioidosis seen in other parts of Southeast Asia, although interestingly not in Australia.

Original publication

DOI

10.1186/s40409-016-0088-1

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Venom Anim Toxins Incl Trop Dis

Publication Date

2016

Volume

22

Keywords

B. pseudomallei, Children, Melioidosis, Paediatric, Parotitis