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Table 1 Foci of infection in 173 melioidosis cases presenting to Angkor Hospital for Children, 2009–2013

From: A retrospective analysis of melioidosis in Cambodian children, 2009–2013

  Number Percent
Principal focus of infection
    Bacteraemic 39 22.5
    Pneumonia 29 16.8
    No focus found 6 3.4
    Parotitis 2 1.2
    Skin/soft tissue infection 2 1.2
    Non-bacteraemic/Blood culture not done 134 77.5
    Skin/soft tissue infection 60 34.6
    Parotitis 51 29.4
    Lymph node abscessa 15 8.6
    Pneumonia 4 2.3
    Vaginal discharge 2 1.2
    Otitis/mastoiditis 1 0.6
    Periorbital cellulitis 1 0.6
Secondary foci of infection (in addition to a primary focus)
    Skin/soft tissue infection 4  
    Otitis/mastoiditis 2  
    Lymph node abscess 5  
  1. a14 head/neck and 1 lower limb