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Neurologic Melioidosis: Case Report of a Rare Cause of Acute Flaccid Paralysis

Neurologic Melioidosis: Case Report of a Rare Cause of Acute Flaccid Paralysis

Journal of Pediatrics 170: 319-321

Acute flaccid paralysis is associated with inflammation, infection, or tumors in the spinal cord or peripheral nerves. Melioidosis (Burkholderia pseudomallei infection) can rarely cause this presentation. We describe a case of spinal melioidosis in a 4-year-old boy presenting with flaccid paralysis, and review the literature on this rare disease.

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PMID: 26778096

DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.12.003

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