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

Karanth, Suman S and Chawla, Kiran and Prabhu, Mukhyaprana (2012) A rare case of community acquired Burkholderia cepacia infection presenting as pyopneumothorax in an immunocompetent individual. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 2 (2). pp. 166-168.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Burkholderia cepacia; pyopneumothorax; community acquired; immunocompetent; agriculturist.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2015 04:15
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2015 04:15
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143401

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