Clinical outcome of Burkholderia cepacia complex infection in cystic fibrosis adults.

@article{Courtney2004ClinicalOO,
  title={Clinical outcome of Burkholderia cepacia complex infection in cystic fibrosis adults.},
  author={Julia M Courtney and Kerstin E A Dunbar and Andrew McDowell and J E Moore and Timothy J Warke and Michael Stevenson and J Stuart Elborn},
  journal={Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={93-8}
}
BACKGROUND The Burkholderia cepacia complex (BCC) is one of the most important groups of organisms infecting cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. The aim of the study was to examine how infection with BCC affects clinical outcome. METHODS Nineteen CF adults infected with BCC and 19 controls infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa were studied over a 4-year period. The best forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV(1)) and body mass index (BMI) for each year were recorded and annual rate of decline… CONTINUE READING