Journal Article

Cystic Fibrosis and <i>Burkholderia pseudomallei</i> Infection: An Emerging Problem?

David James Holland, Alison Wesley, Dragana Drinkovic and Bart J. Currie

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 35, issue 12, pages e138-e140
Published in print December 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online December 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI:
Cystic Fibrosis and Burkholderia pseudomallei Infection: An Emerging Problem?

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We recently managed 4 patients with cystic fibrosis who had acquired Burkholderia pseudomallei infection after exposure in a region of endemicity. Person-to-person transmission between 2 siblings may have occurred; otherwise, the evidence suggests that cystic fibrosis may increase the likelihood of infection with this organism, and patients should be warned of this possibility and cautioned to avoid high-risk activities.

Journal Article.  1442 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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