Effects of upper respiratory tract infections in patients with cystic fibrosis.

  title={Effects of upper respiratory tract infections in patients with cystic fibrosis.},
  author={J Collinson and Karl G. Nicholson and E Cancio and Jon Ashman and Damien C R Ireland and Vicky Hammersley and Jay Kent and Christopher O'callaghan},
  volume={51 11},
BACKGROUND The polymerase chain reaction has improved the detection of picornaviruses and rhinoviruses and our understanding of their role in reversible airways disease. The effects of colds on lower respiratory morbidity and bacterial colonisation in cystic fibrosis remain uncertain. METHODS Children with cystic fibrosis were evaluated regularly in the clinic and the parents notified the investigators when their child developed a cold. Nasopharyngeal specimens were collected at the start of… CONTINUE READING
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