Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Year : 2017 | Month : March | Volume : 11 | Issue : 3 | Page : DD01 - DD02

Community Acquired Burkholderia cepacia Bacteraemia Presenting as MODS in an Immunocompetent Individual: An Unusual Case

Ritesh Ranjan, Priti Chowdhary, Aman Kamra

1. Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India. 2. Resident, Department of Microbiology, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India. 3. Resident, Department of Surgery, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Priti Chowdhary,
Flat No. Y-11, Narayan Guru Bhawan, Subharti University, NH 58, Meerut-250005, Uttar Pradesh, India.


Burkholderia cepacia has been recognized as a group of highly virulent organisms known as Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc). Bcc are ubiquitous in nature and most commonly found in moist environment, on plant roots and soil. Because of its high intrinsic antibiotic resistance, Bcc is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients. It is reported most commonly in immunocompromised patients especially in patients with cystic fibrosis. Here, we report a rare case report of bacteraemia by Burkholderia cepacia in an immunocompetent male, who presented with fever and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS). Burkholderia cepacia was isolated from his blood culture, which he acquired from his work place. He was treated successfully and discharged after negative blood culture.


Ciprofloxacin, Cystic fibrosis, MicroScan

How to cite this article :

Ritesh Ranjan, Priti Chowdhary, Aman Kamra. COMMUNITY ACQUIRED BURKHOLDERIA CEPACIA BACTERAEMIA PRESENTING AS MODS IN AN IMMUNOCOMPETENT INDIVIDUAL: AN UNUSUAL CASE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 March [cited: 2017 May 24 ]; 11:DD01-DD02. Available from

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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/16285.9435

Date of Submission: Aug 15, 2015
Date of Peer Review: Oct 21, 2015
Date of Acceptance: Dec 20, 2016
Date of Publishing: Mar 01, 2017


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