Pseudomonas cepacia--fatal pulmonary infection in a patient with cystic fibrosis

J Infect. 1986 Sep;13(2):157-8. doi: 10.1016/s0163-4453(86)92953-1.


A 9-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis (CF) was admitted with an exacerbation of respiratory infection and subsequently died. At death Pseudomonas cepacia was cultured from her sputum, in large numbers, 10(7) colony forming units/ml.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Cystic Fibrosis / complications*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pseudomonas / isolation & purification*
  • Pseudomonas Infections / microbiology*
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / microbiology*
  • Sputum / microbiology