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Kandasamy Y, Somasumdaram P
Correspondence: Dr Y Kandasamy, firstname.lastname@example.org
We present a previously-healthy 12-year old girl from a rural community and who was admitted to a district general hospital in Malaysia with coagulopathy and septic shock. Despite receiving intensive care, she succumbed to her illness. Blood cultures grew Burkholderia pseudomallei. Melioidosis is an unusual cause of paediatric Gram-negative sepsis among children in Malaysia.
Keywords: Burkholderia pseudomallei, melioidosis, septicaemia, septic shock
Singapore Med J 2007; 48(4): e109–e110