Risk factors for Mycobacterium abscessus infection in cystic fibrosis patients; a case-control study.

@article{Verregghen2012RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for Mycobacterium abscessus infection in cystic fibrosis patients; a case-control study.},
  author={Maarten Verregghen and Harry G. M. Heijerman and Monique H Reijers and Jakko van Ingen and Cornelis K van der Ent},
  journal={Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={340-3}
}
Mycobacterium abscessus is a nontuberculous mycobacterium that is increasingly recognized as an opportunistic pathogen in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Factors that predispose CF patients to infection by this environmental bacterium remain unknown. In a case-control study of 22 CF patients with M. abscessus infection and 22 CF controls, we investigated risk factors for MAB infection as well as the positioning of MAB infection in relation to the other pathogens infecting CF patients. No clear… CONTINUE READING
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