Burkholderia cepacia complex is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins Antibiotic (ABX) Guide.

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  • Now called B. cepacia complex (Bcc) with 3 species: B. cepacia, B. cenocepacia and B. multivorans. Nonfermenting aerobic Gram-negative rod.
  • Easily grown on standard media.
  • Ubiquitous: water, soil, plants.
  • Waterborne, nosocomial, opportunistic pathogen.
  • Formerly known as Pseudomonas cepacia.

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Last updated: January 29, 2012