Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the home environment of newly infected cystic fibrosis patients.

  title={Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the home environment of newly infected cystic fibrosis patients.},
  author={Petra Schelstraete and Sabine Van daele and Kris de Boeck and Marijke Johanna Proesmans and Patrick Lebecque and J Leclercq-Foucart and Anne Malfroot and Mario Vaneechoutte and Frans De Baets},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  volume={31 4},
The source of acquisition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients remains unknown. Patient-to-patient transmission has been well documented but the role of the environment as a source of initial infection is as yet unclear. In the present study, the origin of the first P. aeruginosa isolate in CF patients was investigated by comparing the P. aeruginosa genotype(s) from newly infected patients with genotypes of P. aeruginosa isolates from the home environment and from other… CONTINUE READING

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