Prevalence of cystic fibrosis pathogens in the oropharynx of healthy children and implications for cystic fibrosis care.

@article{Rosenfeld2012PrevalenceOC,
  title={Prevalence of cystic fibrosis pathogens in the oropharynx of healthy children and implications for cystic fibrosis care.},
  author={Margaret Rosenfeld and Carmen Bernardo-Ocampo and Julia Emerson and Alan Genatossio and Jane Burns and Ron Gibson},
  journal={Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={456-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the prevalence of the CF pathogens Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Haemophilus influenzae in OP cultures from healthy children. METHODS Oropharyngeal (OP) swabs were collected from 100 healthy children ≤18 years of age undergoing a clinically indicated procedure. RESULTS P. aeruginosa was isolated from the OP swab of one participant, S. aureus from 48 participants (including 4 methicillin-resistant) and H. influenzae from 47 participants. Cultures… CONTINUE READING