Association of chronic Candida albicans respiratory infection with a more severe lung disease in patients with cystic fibrosis.

@article{GilelesHillel2015AssociationOC,
  title={Association of chronic Candida albicans respiratory infection with a more severe lung disease in patients with cystic fibrosis.},
  author={Alex Gileles-Hillel and David Shoseyov and Itzhack Polacheck and M Korem and Eitan Kerem and Malena Cohen-Cymberknoh},
  journal={Pediatric pulmonology},
  year={2015},
  volume={50 11},
  pages={1082-9}
}
BACKGROUND Despite the increase in fungal isolates, the significance of chronic Candida albicans airway colonization in CF is unclear. AIM To investigate the impact of C. albicans airway colonization on CF disease severity. METHODS Longitudinal analysis of clinical data from CF patients followed during 2003-2009 at our CF center. Patients were stratified based on their C. albicans colonization status--chronic, intermittent, and none. RESULTS A total of 4,244 cultures were obtained from 91… CONTINUE READING
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