Risk factors for persistent Aspergillus respiratory isolation in cystic fibrosis.

@article{Hong2018RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for persistent Aspergillus respiratory isolation in cystic fibrosis.},
  author={Gina Hong and Kevin J. Psoter and Mark T Jennings and Christian A. Merlo and Michael P Boyle and Denis Hadjiliadis and Steven M. Kawut and Noah Lechtzin},
  journal={Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society},
  year={2018},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={
          624-630
        }
}
BACKGROUND Aspergillus species are increasingly detected in the respiratory tracts of individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF), and chronic Aspergillus fumigatus is associated with more frequent hospitalizations for pulmonary exacerbations. However, patient and clinical factors that may contribute to the acquisition of persistent Aspergillus infection have yet to be identified. The objective of this study was to identify risk factors for development of Aspergillus respiratory isolation in CF… CONTINUE READING