A rare case of community acquired Burkholderia cepacia infection presenting as pyopneumothorax in an immunocompetent individual

Suman S. Karanth, Hariharan Regunath, Kiran Chawla, Mukhyaprana Prabhu

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Abstract

Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) infection is rarely reported in an immunocompetent host. It is a well known occurence in patients with cystic fibrosis and chronic granulomatous disease where it increases both morbidity and mortality. It has also been included in the list of organisms causing nosocomial infections in an immunocompetent host, most of them transmitted from the immunocompromised patient in which this organism harbors. We report a rare case of isolation of B. cepacia from the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of an immunocompetent agriculturist who presented with productive cough and fever associated with a pyopneumothorax. This is the first case of community acquired infection reported in an immunocompetent person in India.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-168
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2012

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Burkholderia Infections
Burkholderia cepacia
Ports and harbors
Community-Acquired Infections
Chronic Granulomatous Disease
Fluids
Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid
Immunocompromised Host
Cross Infection
Cough
Cystic Fibrosis
India
Fever
Morbidity
Mortality

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)

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