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