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Burkholderia pseudomallei infection in a child with cystic fibrosis: acquisition in the Western Hemisphere.
Chest 2011; 140(1):239-242Chest

Abstract

Melioidosis, an infection caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, is endemic to Southeast Asia and northern Australia but is only very rarely seen in patients in the United States. We report pulmonary B pseudomallei infection in a young girl with cystic fibrosis (CF) who had never traveled to Asia or Australia. Biochemical and epidemiologic investigation determined Aruba as the likely site of disease acquisition. This report highlights the ability of patients with CF to acquire this organism outside of Southeast Asia and describes an aggressive treatment regimen that has kept this patient culture-negative for the organism over a long period of time.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care, Worcester, MA. Electronic address: osullivb@ummhc.org.Department of Laboratory Sciences, UMass Memorial Health Care, Worcester, MA.Division of Epidemiology and Immunization, Bureau of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Jamaica Plain, MA.Bureau of Laboratory Sciences, William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Jamaica Plain, MA.Bureau of Laboratory Sciences, William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Jamaica Plain, MA.Department of Agriculture, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service/Veterinary Service, Gainesville, FL.Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21729895

Citation

O'Sullivan, Brian P., et al. "Burkholderia Pseudomallei Infection in a Child With Cystic Fibrosis: Acquisition in the Western Hemisphere." Chest, vol. 140, no. 1, 2011, pp. 239-242.
O'Sullivan BP, Torres B, Conidi G, et al. Burkholderia pseudomallei infection in a child with cystic fibrosis: acquisition in the Western Hemisphere. Chest. 2011;140(1):239-242.
O'Sullivan, B. P., Torres, B., Conidi, G., Smole, S., Gauthier, C., Stauffer, K. E., ... Smith, T. L. (2011). Burkholderia pseudomallei infection in a child with cystic fibrosis: acquisition in the Western Hemisphere. Chest, 140(1), pp. 239-242. doi:10.1378/chest.10-3336.
O'Sullivan BP, et al. Burkholderia Pseudomallei Infection in a Child With Cystic Fibrosis: Acquisition in the Western Hemisphere. Chest. 2011;140(1):239-242. PubMed PMID: 21729895.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Burkholderia pseudomallei infection in a child with cystic fibrosis: acquisition in the Western Hemisphere. AU - O'Sullivan,Brian P, AU - Torres,Brenda, AU - Conidi,Giuseppe, AU - Smole,Sandra, AU - Gauthier,Cheryl, AU - Stauffer,Kendra E, AU - Glass,Mindy B, AU - Gee,Jay E, AU - Blaney,David, AU - Smith,Theresa L, PY - 2011/7/7/entrez PY - 2011/7/7/pubmed PY - 2011/9/2/medline SP - 239 EP - 242 JF - Chest JO - Chest VL - 140 IS - 1 N2 - Melioidosis, an infection caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, is endemic to Southeast Asia and northern Australia but is only very rarely seen in patients in the United States. We report pulmonary B pseudomallei infection in a young girl with cystic fibrosis (CF) who had never traveled to Asia or Australia. Biochemical and epidemiologic investigation determined Aruba as the likely site of disease acquisition. This report highlights the ability of patients with CF to acquire this organism outside of Southeast Asia and describes an aggressive treatment regimen that has kept this patient culture-negative for the organism over a long period of time. SN - 1931-3543 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21729895/full_citation L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0012-3692(11)60369-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -