'Cepacia syndrome' with Burkholderia multivorans, 9 years after initial colonization

J Cyst Fibros. 2004 Jun;3(2):133-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jcf.2004.03.007.


A 16-year-old boy with cystic fibrosis developed 'cepacia syndrome' 9 years after the first isolation of Burkholderia multivorans. It is important to recognise that 'cepacia syndrome' is not restricted to those infected with genomovar type III strains and that rapid, irreversible clinical decline can occur many years after the 1st isolation of Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc).

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Burkholderia / classification
  • Burkholderia / genetics*
  • Burkholderia Infections / microbiology*
  • Cystic Fibrosis / complications*
  • Genotype
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Time Factors