Explaining B. Cepacia in Cystic Fibrosis Patients
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.
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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