Burkholderia cenocepacia has been a very hard to treat bacterial infection for our Cystic Fibrosis community. Some of you may remember a member of our community, LightnLife…Lauren Beyenhoff. She was a trained scientist and an active member of our site a few years ago. I remember our days on Second Life…Lauren would meet me at a Bible Bar where we could play games about verses of the bible. She always won! But this is a very special memory for me.
She kept a blog, Understanding Cystic Fibrosis, which still has important information.
Now, she is an angel for us and I thought of her as I read this good news out of the University of British Columbia. She had this infection and was kept out of different CF functions and could not have a transplant (if you remember).
I know others of you currently have this hard to treat bacterial infection: B-cepacia.
So this is very good news coming out of British Columbia and know that I will be following up on this research!
New research on bacteria that cause major problems for those with cystic fibrosis reveals clues as to how it proliferates for so long in the lungs and offers new ideas for treatments to explore.