A polymicrobial perspective of pulmonary infections exposes an enigmatic pathogen in cystic fibrosis patients.


Lung disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. A modest number of bacterial pathogens have been correlated with pulmonary function decline; however, microbiological and molecular evidence suggests that CF airway infection is polymicrobial. To obtain a more complete assessment of the microbial community… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0804326105

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