Burkholderia cepacia y enfermedad granulomatosa crónica. Informe de un caso

Gamboa-Salcedo, Tamara; Cardoso-Hernández, Gabriel; Saucedo-Ramírez, Omar Josué; Peña-Alonso, Yolanda Rocío
January 2009
Boletin Medico del Hospital Infantil de Mexico (Departamento de ;ene/feb2009, Vol. 66 Issue 1, p68
Academic Journal
Case Study
Introduction. Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is an immunodeflciency characterized by a defect of phagocitosis, so initial manifestations are those from the secondary infection. It is an uncommon disease, whose diagnosis is always a challenge. Case report. The case of a previously healthy boy who came to the hospital with fever of unknowns origin is presented. He was diagnosed with persistent pneumonia that required decortication. Burkholderia cepacia grew from the lung biopsy culture. Because this bacteria has been related to immunodeficient patients, screening for immunodeficiency were performed and the diagnosis of CGD was established. Conclusion. Immunodeficiency should be ruled out in patients with infections due to B. cepacia.


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