Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology / 2003 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 14 |Article ID 675159 |

George Zahariadis, Michelle H Levy, Jane L Burns, "Cepacia-Like Syndrome Caused by Burkholderia mutivorans", Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 14, Article ID 675159, 3 pages, 2003.

Cepacia-Like Syndrome Caused by Burkholderia mutivorans

Received14 Aug 2002
Accepted24 Sep 2002


The variable severity of Burkholderia cepacia complex infections in cystic fibrosis (CF) has recently been ascribed to differences in the virulence between genomovars. Specifically, genomovar III isolates have been associated with higher transmission rates and adverse outcomes compared to other B cepacia genomovars, and consequently further segregation between genomovar III and non-genomovar III B cepacia infected patients is advocated in some centres. The important role of non-genomovar III isolates is presented in the context of a clinical case whereby a patient with long-standing pulmonary infection with B multiovorans developed bacteremic infection reminiscent of the fatal 'cepacia syndrome'.

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