Combatting Burkholderia Cepacia in Neonatal Intensive Care

Burkholderia Cepacia in Neonatal Intensive Care

Authors

  • Saeed Institute of Microbiology, Government College University Faisalabad
  • Farhan Associate Professor Pathology (Microbiology) Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore
  • Iqra Lecturer, Department of Micrbiology University of Central Punjab Lahore
  • Hidayat Institute of Microbiology, Government College University Faisalabad
  • Mohsin Institute of Microbiology, Government College University Faisalabad

Keywords:

Burkholderia Cepacia, NICU, Outbreak

Abstract

We are writing to bring your attention to a serious issue concerning the emerging threat of Burkholderia cepacia infection in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the subsequent challenges in its management. B. cepacia, a risky pathogen for hospital-acquired infections, poses significant health risks to patients due to its high fatality and mortality rates (1). Its emergence as a major pathogen in hospital settings is concerning, particularly in light of its strong intrinsic drug-resistant profile and the emergence of acquired drug resistance patterns (2). While it was initially thought to be linked to contamination from pharmaceutical products like sanitizers and disinfectants, it is now emerging as a deadly pathogen among ICU patients (3).

Author Biographies

Saeed, Institute of Microbiology, Government College University Faisalabad

PhD Scholar Microbiology

Institute of Microbiology, Government College University Faisalabad

Email: Mian.muhsaeed@gmail.com Contact 03013187007

Farhan, Associate Professor Pathology (Microbiology) Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore

FCPS Microbiology

Associate Professor Pathology (Microbiology)

Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore

Email: dr.farhanrasheed@gmail.com

Iqra, Lecturer, Department of Micrbiology University of Central Punjab Lahore

PhD Scholar

Lecturer, Department of Micrbiology University of Central Punjab Lahore

Email: iqrajameel@hotmail.com

Hidayat, Institute of Microbiology, Government College University Faisalabad

PhD Microbiology

Professor of Microbiology

Director Institute of Microbiology, Government College University Faisalabad

Email: drmhrasool@gcuf.edu.pk

  1. Iqra Jamil

Mohsin, Institute of Microbiology, Government College University Faisalabad

PhD Microbiology

Associate Professor Microbiology

Institute of Microbiology, Government College University Faisalabad

Email: mohsinkhurshid@gcuf.edu.pk 

Published

2024-06-09

Issue

Section

Letter to the Editor