Detection of anaerobic bacteria in high numbers in sputum from patients with cystic fibrosis.

@article{Tunney2008DetectionOA,
  title={Detection of anaerobic bacteria in high numbers in sputum from patients with cystic fibrosis.},
  author={Michael M. Tunney and Tyler R. Field and Thomas F Moriarty and Sheila Patrick and G. N. Doering and Marianne S Muhlebach and Matthew C Wolfgang and Richard Le Boucher and Deirdre F. Gilpin and Andrew McDowell and J Stuart Elborn},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={177 9},
  pages={995-1001}
}
RATIONALE Pulmonary infection in cystic fibrosis (CF) is polymicrobial and it is possible that anaerobic bacteria, not detected by routine aerobic culture methods, reside within infected anaerobic airway mucus. OBJECTIVES To determine whether anaerobic bacteria are present in the sputum of patients with CF. METHODS Sputum samples were collected from clinically stable adults with CF and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) samples from children with CF. Induced sputum samples were collected… CONTINUE READING
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