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Volume 8, Number 2—February 2002


Epidemiology of Burkholderia cepacia Complex in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis, Canada

David P. Speert*, Deborah Henry*, Peter Vandamme†, Mary Corey‡, and Eshwar Mahenthiralingam*
Author affiliations: *University of British Columbia and Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; †University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium; ‡The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Table 2

Genomovar or species of Burkholderia cepacia complex or phenotypically similar isolates from cystic fibrosis patients in Canada

Species or genomovar No. of patients infected with species or genomovara Percentage of patients (%)
Genomovar I 1 0.2
Burkholderia multivorans (genomovar II) 43 9.3
Genomovar III 369 80.0
Burkholderia stabilis (genomovar IV) 17 3.8
Burkholderia vietnamiensis (genomovar V) 7 1.6
Burkholderia cepacia complex (not genomovar I-VII) 8 1.8
Burkholderia fungorum 1 0.2
Burkholderia gladioli 5 1.1
Ralstonia pickettii 5 1.1
Pandoraea spp.
Total 461

aSome patients were counted twice if two or more different strains were recovered.

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