Diabetic ketoacidosis and melioidosis in a child.J Med Assoc Thai. 1997 Oct; 80(10):671-4.JM
A case of 5 year old diabetic girl with melioidosis was reported. She presented with the symptoms and signs of intraabdominal infection, septicemia and diabetic ketoacidosis. Abdominal ultrasonography showed multiple splenic and liver abscesses, melioidosis was suspected. Hemoculture and pus culture yielded Burkholderia pseudomallei which was susceptible to ceftazidime and cotrimoxazole. Correction of fluid and electrolyte combined with insulin therapy and proper antibiotics resulted in a good outcome in this patient.