Korean J Pediatr.  2007 Jan;50(1):89-94. 10.3345/kjp.2007.50.1.89.

A case of lung abscess caused by Burkholderia cepacia in healthy child

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Diagnostic Radiology, School of Medicine, Konkuk University, Chungju, Korea. sjhong@kuk.ca.kr
  • 2Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery, School of Medicine, Konkuk University, Chungju, Korea.

Abstract

Burkholderia cepacia is a Gram-negative aerobic bacillus known to cause opportunistic infections in the immune-compromised hosts. This microorganism is strongly virulent and causes a necrotising invasive infection that may lead to death. As B. cepacia is highly resistant to various antimicrobials, combination antimicrobial therapy must be used instead of monotherapy. We report a successful treatment of lung abscess that was naturally caused by B. cepacia in a healthy child, through combination antimicrobial therapy of meropenem and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole and operative management.

Keyword

Burkholderia cepacia; Lung abscess

MeSH Terms

Bacillus
Burkholderia cepacia*
Burkholderia*
Child*
Humans
Lung Abscess*
Lung*
Opportunistic Infections
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