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The Burkholderia cepacia complex is a group of genetically distinct, phenotypically similar, Gram-negative bacteria noted for their environmental versatility. Burkholderia species are implicated in a wide array of disease processes such as pneumonia, sepsis, urinary-tract infection, meningitis and endocarditis. It is intrinsically resistant to aminoglycosides, and first- and second-generation cephalosporins.1 We present the clinical picture and treatment outcomes of Burkholderia keratitis based on a series of four cases.
This is a retrospective case series of four patients with culture-positive Burkholderia keratitis seen at a tertiary eye-care centre in India, between January 2006 and January 2008. All patients presented with chief complaints of pain, redness and watering. They …