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Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Dec 15;35(12):e138-40. Epub 2002 Nov 19.

Cystic Fibrosis and Burkholderia pseudomallei Infection: An Emerging Problem?

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LabPlus, Auckland Healthcare, Auckland, New Zealand. dholland@adhb.govt.nz

Abstract

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.

PMID:
12471591
DOI:
10.1086/344447
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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