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