Acute effects of viral respiratory tract infections on sputum bacterial density during CF pulmonary exacerbations.

@article{Chin2015AcuteEO,
  title={Acute effects of viral respiratory tract infections on sputum bacterial density during CF pulmonary exacerbations.},
  author={Melanie Chin and Maya De Zoysa and Robert Slinger and Ena Gaudet and Katherine L. Vandemheen and Francis W Chan and Lucie Hyde and Thien-Fah Mah and Wendy Ferris and Ranjeeta Mallick and Shawn D. Aaron},
  journal={Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={
          482-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Airway proliferation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria is thought to trigger CF exacerbations and may be affected by the presence of viral infections. METHODS A 2-year prospective study was conducted on 35 adults with CF. P. aeruginosa sputum density was analyzed during stable, exacerbation and post exacerbation assessments. Upon exacerbation, samples were sent for PCR detection of respiratory viruses and the sputum density of P. aeruginosa in patients with a viral infection… CONTINUE READING
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