Cystic fibrosis patient with Burkholderia pseudomallei infection acquired in Brazil.J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Dec; 45(12):4077-80.JC
Burkholderia pseudomallei is rarely isolated from cystic fibrosis patients outside known areas of endemicity. We report the recovery of B. pseudomallei from the sputum of a cystic fibrosis patient who lives in Brazil. We highlight the importance of careful attention to unusual nonfermentative gram-negative rods in cystic fibrosis patients.