Distribution of Burkholderia cepacia complex species among isolates recovered from persons with or without cystic fibrosis

J Clin Microbiol. 2005 Jun;43(6):2926-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.43.6.2926-2928.2005.


We analyzed Burkholderia cepacia complex isolates recovered from 1,218 cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and 90 patients without CF. Although all B. cepacia complex species were found, some were rarely identified. The distribution of species differed between the CF and non-CF populations and appears to be changing over time among CF patients.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • Burkholderia Infections / epidemiology*
  • Burkholderia Infections / microbiology*
  • Burkholderia cepacia complex / classification*
  • Burkholderia cepacia complex / genetics
  • Burkholderia cepacia complex / isolation & purification
  • Cystic Fibrosis / epidemiology*
  • Cystic Fibrosis / microbiology*
  • DNA, Bacterial / analysis
  • Humans
  • Phylogeny
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction


  • DNA, Bacterial