Publications & Reports

Use of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis in infection control issues concerning Burkholderia cepacia.

Jenney A, Liolios L, Spelman D, Russo P, Wilson J, Wesselingh S, Kotsimbos T
Microbiology Department, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.


There was concern that nosocomial person-to-person transmission of Burkholderia cepacia had occurred when two patients with cystic fibrosis shared a bathroom. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis demonstrated that the two isolates were unrelated. Subsequent testing of 34 stored isolates of B. cepacia demonstrated that no particular clone predominated in our hospital.


  • Journal: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
  • Published: 01/08/2003
  • Volume: 24
  • Issue: 8
  • Pagination: 624-626