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Burkholderia cepacia: A case report in the laboratory of University Hospital of Befelatanana

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Zafindrasoa Domoina Rakotovao-Ravahatra, Rémy Narindra Milasoanjara, Benja Ramilitiana, Hoahy Rasoanandrasana, Mikkelsen Eliane Ranivoharisoa, Willy Franck Harilalaina Randriamarotia, Andriamiadana Luc Rakotovao

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Int. J. Micro. Myco.9( 3), 1-6, June 2019


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Burkholderia cepacia has rarely been reported in Antananarivo. We present a case of a 49-year-old male with chronic kidney disease, hemodialysis-dependent, who was admitted to the hospital because of dyspnoea, deterioration of the general state and fever. His past medical history includes chronic kidney disease, hypertension, diabetes and chronic global heart failure. Burkholderia cepacia was identified in blood culture. The Immuno-compromised state of the patient, the antimicrobial resistance of Burkholderia cepacia and the delay of positivity of blood cultures are discussed.


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Burkholderia cepacia: A case report in the laboratory of University Hospital of Befelatanana

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