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An international, multicentre evaluation and description of Burkholderia pseudomallei infection in cystic fibrosis

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Title
An international, multicentre evaluation and description of Burkholderia pseudomallei infection in cystic fibrosis
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BMC Pulmonary Medicine, October 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12890-015-0109-9
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James B. Geake, David W. Reid, Bart J. Currie, Scott C. Bell

Abstract

Several cases of Burkholderia pseudomallei infection in CF have been previously reported. We aimed to identify all cases globally, risk factors for acquisition, clinical consequences, and optimal treatment strategies. We performed a literature search to identify all published cases of B. pseudomallei infection in CF. In addition we hand-searched respiratory journals, and contacted experts in infectious diseases and CF around the world. Supervising clinicians for identified cases were contacted and contemporaneous clinical data was requested. 25 culture-confirmed cases were identified. The median age at acquisition was 21 years, mean FEV1 % predicted was 60 %, and mean BMI was 19.5 kg/m(2). The location of acquisition was northern Australia or south-east Asia for most. 19 patients (76 %) developed chronic infection, which was usually associated with clinical decline. Successful eradication strategies included a minimum of two weeks of intravenous ceftazidime, followed by a consolidation phase with trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, and this resulted in a higher chance of success when instituted early. Three cases of lung transplantation have been recorded in the setting of chronic B. pseudomallei infection. Chronic carriage of B. pseudomallei in patients with CF appears common after infection, in contrast to the non-CF population. This is often associated with an accelerated clinical decline. Lung transplantation has been performed in select cases of chronic B. pseudomallei infection.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 29%
Researcher 5 21%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 13%
Librarian 2 8%
Unspecified 2 8%
Other 5 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 42%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 13%
Unspecified 3 13%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 8%
Other 3 13%

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#4,607,959
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