Cystic Fibrosis

Heightened melioidosis risk in CF patients

Respiratory physicians have been warned to have a high index of suspicion for infection with Burkholderia pseudomallei – the cause of melioidosis – in patients with cystic fibrosis who have travelled in northern Australia or South-East Asia. Respiratory physician Dr James Geake, from the Lyell McEwin Hospital in Adelaide, and colleagues identified 25 culture-confirmed cases ...

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