Noyal, M. J. C.; Harish, B. N.; Bhat, V.; Parija, S. C.
July 2009
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Jul2009, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p260
Academic Journal
Melioidosis, caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, is an infectious disease of major public health importance in Southeast Asia and Australia. We report, for the first time from the Indian subcontinent, a case of melioidosis in a neonate, its clinical presentation, microbiological diagnosis, possible mode of transmission and outcome. A pre-term female baby developed respiratory distress soon after birth. The child was febrile, had tachypnea, grunting, normal heart rate with a low pulse volume and poor peripheral perfusion. Chest X-ray revealed right-sided bronchopneumonia. B. pseudomallei was isolated from the blood culture of the neonate collected aseptically. The neonate was successfully treated with meropenem.


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