Bronchoalveolar lavage or oropharyngeal cultures to identify lower respiratory pathogens in infants with cystic fibrosis.

@article{Armstrong1996BronchoalveolarLO,
  title={Bronchoalveolar lavage or oropharyngeal cultures to identify lower respiratory pathogens in infants with cystic fibrosis.},
  author={David S Armstrong and Keith Grimwood and John B Carlin and Rosemary Carzino and Anthony Olinsky and Peter D Phelan},
  journal={Pediatric pulmonology},
  year={1996},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={267-75}
}
As collections of lower respiratory tract specimens from young children with cystic fibrosis (CF) are difficult, we determined whether oropharyngeal cultures predicted lower airway pathogens. During 1992-1994, 75 of 90 (83%) infants with CF diagnosed by neonatal screening had 150 simultaneous bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and oropharyngeal specimens collected for quantitative bacterial culture at a mean age of 17 months (range, 1-52). Ten children undergoing bronchoscopy for stridor served as… CONTINUE READING
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