Burkholderia (Pseudomonas) cepacia and cystic fibrosis: the epidemiology in Belgium.

  title={Burkholderia (Pseudomonas) cepacia and cystic fibrosis: the epidemiology in Belgium.},
  author={Hilde Revets and P. Vandamme and Andr{\'e} Van Zeebroeck and Kris de Boeck and Marc Jean Struelens and Jan L Verhaegen and Jean Paul Ursi and Gerda L. C. Verschraegen and Hilde Franckx and Anne Malfroot and Isidoor Dab and Sabine Lauwers},
  journal={Acta clinica Belgica},
  volume={51 4},
Burkholderia cepacia has become an increasingly recognized pathogen among cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and its potential role in declining pulmonary function or unexpected fatal outcome has caused widespread concern. Direct person-to-person transmission has been documented and a segregation policy of CF patients colonized with B.cepacia from non-colonized CF patients is widely adopted. Since this policy has a dramatic impact on social behaviour of CF patients it is imperative that clinical… CONTINUE READING