DisseminatedBurkholderia gladioliinfection in a lung transplant recipient with underlying hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis

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G.R. Thompson III, B.L. Wickes, M.L. Herrera, T.C. Haman, J.S. Lewis II, J.H. Jorgensen. Disseminated Burkholderia gladioli infection in a lung transplant recipient with underlying hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis. Transpl Infect Dis 2011: 13: 641–645. All rights reserved

Abstract:

Burkholderia gladioli is difficult to definitively identify within the laboratory using phenotypic testing alone. We describe a case of recurrent B. gladioli infection in a lung transplant recipient with underlying hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis syndrome, discuss the difficulties encountered with laboratory identification, provide a review of the methodology required for definitive identification, and discuss potential pathophysiologic mechanisms in this patient responsible for the difficulty in treatment.

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