Poor clinical outcomes associated with a multi-drug resistant clonal strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the Tasmanian cystic fibrosis population.

@article{Bradbury2008PoorCO,
  title={Poor clinical outcomes associated with a multi-drug resistant clonal strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the Tasmanian cystic fibrosis population.},
  author={Richard Stewart Bradbury and Alan Charles Champion and David W. Reid},
  journal={Respirology},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 6},
  pages={886-92}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Clonal strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa have been identified in large cystic fibrosis (CF) centres. Whether such strains are more virulent or whether cross-infection between patients explains their widespread prevalence is unknown. This study described the epidemiology of P. aeruginosa infection in CF patients in Tasmania, Australia, an area with a high CF birth incidence. Patients in Tasmania are geographically dispersed and when this study was conducted (2003) there… CONTINUE READING