Melissa Benoit

When are people with Burkholderia cepacia complex seen in clinic?

People with BCC are seen in one of 2 clinics held on different Friday mornings. One clinic is called BURK (short for Burkholderia) and in this clinic we see all people with CF who grow BCC that is felt to have been acquired from the environment. The other clinic is called CEP (short for cenocepacia) and in this clinic we see all people with CF who have the Toronto strain of BCC (Burkholderia cenocepacia ET12) which has been present in our clinic for more than 30 years and can be transmitted from one person to another.