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Lack of utility of nasopharyngeal swabs for diagnosis of Burkholderia pseudomallei pneumonia in paediatric patients

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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.

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10.1093/tropej/fmv109

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University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Tropical Pediatrics Journal website
Volume:
62
Issue:
4
Pages:
328–330
Publication date:
2016-02-13
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EISSN:
1465-3664
ISSN:
0142-6338
Pmid:
26874977
Source identifiers:
605978
Language:
English
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2017-01-03

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