Explaining B. Cepacia in Cystic Fibrosis Patients

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In this Cystic Fibrosis Foundation webcast, burkholderia cepacia complex, more commonly known as B. cepacia is explained and the effect it has on patients with cystic fibrosis.

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Dr. John LiPuma from the University of Michigan shares that B. cepacia is a bacteria that affects the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients. LiPuma also explains that B. cepacia affects each cystic fibrosis patient differently, with some having more severe lung-function decline than others. He goes on to explain how the infection is caught and what patients can do to avoid coming into contact with the bacteria.

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