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A 35-year-old female asked:

heard of burkholderia cepacia on the lips/labia of vagina? a slight bulge grows, where our gynae drained with clear sticky fluids coming out. worried.

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Environmental orgnsm: Burkholderia cepacia is a group of bacteria species that are common in the environment and usually do not cause disease. They are found on skin of normal people. B. Cepacia is more dangerous in those who have cystic fibrosis (causes lung infections) or who are elderly and infirm. For all infections on the labia, local treatment/warm compresses and drainage of infected areas are usually effective.

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Last updated Jul 28, 2014

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