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Erratum to: Pediatric suppurative parotitis caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei

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Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases201723:5

DOI: 10.1186/s40409-017-0095-x

Received: 18 January 2017

Accepted: 18 January 2017

Published: 24 January 2017

The original article was published in Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:31

Erratum

Since the publication of our article [1], we have become aware [2] that cases of pediatric suppurative parotitis caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei have been previously reported. Therefore the statement “Although melioidosis involves most organs, parotid involvement is rare. To the best of our knowledge, confirmed melioidosis parotitis was not previously reported except for a case that occurred after systemic melioidosis [6]” is inaccurate. It should read :“Pediatric suppurative parotitis caused by B. pseudomallei has already been reported in Thailand by Dance et al. [3], who described 21 cases between 1986 and 1987, and in Cambodia by Stoesser et al. [4], who observed 39 cases of the disease between 2007 and 2011. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of locally acquired B. pseudomallei parotitis in Hainan, China.”

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Key Laboratory of Translational Medicine for Tropical Diseases (Hainan Medical University), Ministry of Education, Hainan Medical University
(2)
Department of Pediatrics, Hainan Maternity and Child Healthcare Hospital
(3)
Faculty of Tropical Medicine and Laboratory Medicine, Hainan Medical University

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