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November 1971

Neonatal Melioidosis

Author Affiliations

USA; USA; USA; USA, San Francisco
From the Department of Pathology and Pediatric Service, United States Army Tripler General Hospital, San Francisco.

Am J Dis Child. 1971;122(5):446-448. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1971.02110050116019

This is the first case of melioidosis in the newborn. The clinical course was indistinguishable from other types of neonatal sepsis. Autopsy findings were similar to those of acute melioidosis in adults. There was no clinical response to antibiotic therapy despite evidence of in vitro sensitivity of the organism.