Burkholderia Cepacia

 

Burkholderia Cepacia (formerly Pseudomonas cepacia) is a gram negative catalase positive bacteria that can be a key pathogen in Cystic Fibrosis and Chronic Granulomatous disease. 
     
 

 

Cystic Fibrosis

 

Cystic Fibrosis - Burkholderia cepacia causes pulmonary disease and can be associated with accelerated loss of lung function. 
   

 

Chronic Granulomatous Disease

 

Chronic Granulomatous Disease - Burkholderia cepacia is one of the most common pathogens causing disease (mainly pneumonia and bacteremia) in patients.  It is a catalase positive organism.