Assessment of Aspergillus sensitization or persistent carriage as a factor in lung function impairment in cystic fibrosis patients.

@article{Fillaux2012AssessmentOA,
  title={Assessment of Aspergillus sensitization or persistent carriage as a factor in lung function impairment in cystic fibrosis patients.},
  author={Judith Fillaux and François Br{\'e}mont and Marl{\'e}ne Murris and Sophie Cassaing and Jean-Luc Ritti{\'e} and Laurent T{\^e}tu and Christine Segonds and Michel Abbal and {\'E}ric Bieth and Antoine Berry and Bernard Pipy and J. -F. Magnaval},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2012},
  volume={44 11},
  pages={842-7}
}
BACKGROUND Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients presenting with persistent carriage of, or sensitization to, Aspergillus fumigatus are often treated with antifungal therapies because the presence of the fungus is commonly thought to impede lung function, even in the absence of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA). The aim of this study was to assess Aspergillus-related status modulating the forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV₁) of CF patients. METHODS From 1995 to 2007, 251 patients were… CONTINUE READING
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