Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
Print version ISSN 1517-8382
CARVALHO, Ana Paula D'Alincourt et al. Chronic infection of cystic fibrosis patient airways by a single clone of Burkholderia cepacia: replacement of non-mucoid to mucoid morphotype. Braz. J. Microbiol. [online]. 2003, vol.34, suppl.1, pp. 42-44. ISSN 1517-8382. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-83822003000500014.
Mucoid Burkholderia cepacia morphotype emerged within a nine year follow-up of a cystic fibrosis patient. Clinical data suggested a linkage between the mucoid phenotype isolation and the deterioration of the patient's condition. Despite of the phenotypic variation, molecular typing showed that the patient was chronically infected with B. cepacia complex isolates belonging to a same genetic clone.
Keywords : Cystic Fibrosis; Burkholderia cepacia complex; PFGE; RAPD-PCR.