Outcome for patients colonised with Burkholderia cepacia in a Birmingham adult cystic fibrosis clinic and the end of an epidemic.

@article{Muhdi1996OutcomeFP,
  title={Outcome for patients colonised with Burkholderia cepacia in a Birmingham adult cystic fibrosis clinic and the end of an epidemic.},
  author={K M Muhdi and Frank Peter Edenborough and Lynne B. Gumery and S P O'Hickey and E. Grace Smith and David L. Smith and David E. Stableforth},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={1996},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={374-7}
}
BACKGROUND There has been increasing concern since 1979 about the emergence of Pseudomonas cepacia (Burkholderia cepacia) in patients with cystic fibrosis in the UK and elsewhere. Colonisation of the sputum has been shown to be associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Evidence suggests person to person transmission and some centres have segregated those colonised with B cepacia from other patients with cystic fibrosis. The outcome of patients colonised by B cepacia has been studied… CONTINUE READING

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