Aamer Ikram, Adeel Gardezi, Muhammad Waseem, Amin Wiqar.
Infective Endocarditis by Burkholderia cepacia.
Infect Dis J Jan ;17(2):69-71.
Burkholderia cepacia has been known for its association with life threatening respiratory infections in patients of cystic fibrosis. We report a laboratory confirmed case of infective endocarditis caused by this environmental bacterium; yielded from paired blood samples and surgically removed cardiac vegetation. Infective endocarditis caused by Burkholderia cepacia has not been reported earlier. We report isolation of Burkholderia cepacia from a complicated case of infective endocarditis.
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