STEP 512: A Case of Burkholderia Cepacia Complex (CE: 1.0)


Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) continues to emerge in healthcare settings particularly in patients with chronic respiratory conditions which often leads to pneumonia. This article describes a case of pneumonia caused by Bcc including the history, identification methods, and antimicrobial treatment for the organism.


Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the characteristics of Burkholderia cepacia complex
  • List methods to identify the organsim
  • Explain symptoms of Burkholderia cepacia infections
  • Discuss treatment options for Burkholderia cepacia infections


Deborah Johnson, MS, MLS (ASCP), SM, AHI (AMT)
Beverly Barham, PhD, MPH, MLS (ASCP), AHI (AMT)


Launched: 2023