Disseminated Burkholderia gladioliinfection in a lung transplant recipient with underlying hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis

George Richard Thompson, B. L. Wickes, M. L. Herrera, T. C. Haman, J. S. Lewis, J. H. Jorgensen

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)641-645
Number of pages5
JournalTransplant Infectious Disease
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2011

Keywords

  • Burkholderia
  • Burkholderia gladioli
  • Hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis
  • Lung transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine(all)

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