Chronic Burkholderia multivorans bronchial infection in a non-cystic fibrosis individual with mannose binding lectin deficiency

Whitehouse, J. L.; Exley, A. R.; Foweraker, J.; Billon, D.
February 2005
Thorax;Feb2005, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p168
Academic Journal
The case history is presented of a woman with multiple respiratory infections and mannose binding lectin (MBL) deficiency but no evidence of bronchiectasis who developed a chronic Burkholderia multivarans infection. Careful microbiological assessment is needed in patients with recurrent respiratory infection and the presence of B multivarans should trigger further immunological investigation including assessment of MBL status.


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