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Risk Factors for Cystic Fibrosis Patient Acquiring Burkholderia cepacia Complex

Purpose:

To identify ways that a person with cystic fibrosis might acquire bacteria of the Burkholderia cepacia complex.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology

Objective:

risk factors, complications, comorbid conditions

ICD-10:

E84.0, A49.8

Description:

Bacteria of the Burkholderia cepacia complex can result in serious respiratory tract infections in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). A patient with cystic fibrosis may acquire the bacteria through a number of environmental contacts.

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