Product Code TMP 066
Burkholderia cepacia is an important opportunistic pathogen and causes pulmonary infection among individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF). Burkholderia cepacia species are gram negative, rod shaped bacteria. The organism may lead to Burkholderia cepacia syndrome, a neutralizing pneumonia associated with fever that culminates in to a rapid and fatal clinical deterioration. Burkholderia cepacia species may cause severe infection in individuals with cystic fibrosis and immunosuppressed individuals. B.cepacia is difficult to isolate on routinely used laboratory media like MacConkey Agar, since B.cepacia is a slow grower and therefore it is usually outgrown by the faster growing Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Burkholderia Cepacia Agar is based on PC medium, which was originally devised by Gilligan. This medium was found to be superior to MacConkey Agar for growth of B. cepacia. Burkholderia cepacia have the potential of overcoming antimicrobial preservative systems and antiseptics, and can grow in preserved aqueous oral liquids and topical products. This medium is recommended for detection of Burkholderia cepacia in pharmaceutical products.
For use in qualitative procedures for the selective and di?erential isolation of Burkholderia cepacia complex from respiratory secreations of patients with cystic ?brosis.
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