Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

Melioidosis parotitis in children

Dance, David

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.(AU)

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