Sepsis, multiple organ failure, and death due to Pandoraea pnomenusa infection after lung transplantation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 30-year-old man died with Pandoraea pnomenusa sepsis after lung transplantation. Pandoraea species are gram-negative rods, closely related to, and commonly misidentified as, Burkholderia cepacia complex or Ralstonia species. Heretofore considered soil bacteria and colonizers that infect patients with chronic lung diseases, Pandoraea species can produce severe infections.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stryjewski, ME; LiPuma, JJ; Messier, RH; Reller, LB; Alexander, BD

Published Date

  • May 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 2255 - 2257

PubMed ID

  • 12734295

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC154699

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0095-1137

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/JCM.41.5.2255-2257.2003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States