We report a case of a vaginal infection caused by a strain of Burkholderia cenocepacia. The strain was isolated from vaginal swab specimens from a 68-year-old woman with smoldering myeloma and chronic hepatitis C virus infection who was hospitalized for abdominal abscess. Treatment with piperacillin/tazobactam eliminated B. cenocepacia infection and vaginal symptoms.
Burkholderia cenocepacia vaginal infection in patient with smoldering myeloma and chronic hepatitis C / Petrucca, A; Cipriani, Paola; Sessa, Rosa; Teggi, Antonella; Pustorino, Rosalia; Santapaola, D; Nicoletti, M.. - In: EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES. - ISSN 1080-6040. - STAMPA. - 10:11(2004), pp. 1957-1959. [10.3201/eid1011.040127]