Burkholderia cepacia Complex in Cystic Fibrosis: Frequency of Strain Replacement during Chronic Infection

Bernhardt, Scott A.; Spilker, Theodore; Coffey, Todd; LiPuma, John J.
September 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;9/15/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p780
Academic Journal
Analyzes Burkholderia isolates recovered from serial sputum cultures from patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) receiving care in CF treatment centers in the U.S. Performance of genotyping with random amplified polymorphic DNA typing or pulsed-field gel electrophoresis; Occurrence of change in infecting strain in patients infected with Burkholderia cepacia complex and in patients with B. gladioli; Susceptibility of CF patients to chronic pulmonary infection due to certain Burkholderia species.


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