Pseudomonas cepacia colonization among patients with cystic fibrosis. A new opportunist.

@article{Thomassen1985PseudomonasCC,
  title={Pseudomonas cepacia colonization among patients with cystic fibrosis. A new opportunist.},
  author={Mary Jane Thomassen and Catherine A. Demko and Jeffrey D. Klinger and Robert C. Stern},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  year={1985},
  volume={131 5},
  pages={791-6}
}
Pseudomonas cepacia colonization among patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) at our center has increased from 7% (of 419 patients) to 15% (of 450 patients) over the past 5 yr (July 1978 through June 1983). The proportion of patients dying with P. cepacia colonization has increased over this 5-yr period (Year 1, 9% (1/11) of the deaths were associated with P. cepacia; Year 5, 55% (16/29) were associated with P. cepacia). These observations have led to a heightened concern regarding the presence of… CONTINUE READING