Endotoxin activity and inflammatory markers in the airways of young patients with cystic fibrosis.

Chronic endobronchial infection frequently caused by gram-negative organisms and an increased, neutrophil-dominated inflammation are characteristics of cystic fibrosis (CF). The present study examines endotoxin levels in bronchoalveolar lavage fluids of CF versus non-CF (N) control children, and correlates these with the inflammatory markers interleukin-8… CONTINUE READING