The cystic fibrosis airway microbiome.

  title={The cystic fibrosis airway microbiome.},
  author={Susan V. Lynch and Kenneth Deans Bruce},
  journal={Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in medicine},
  volume={3 3},
Repeated pulmonary exacerbation and progressive lung function decline characterize cystic fibrosis (CF) disease, and represents one of the leading causes of mortality in this patient population. Recent studies have shown, using culture-independent assays, that multiple microbial species can be detected in airway samples from CF patients. Moreover, specific groups of bacteria within these bacterial communities or microbiota, are highly associated with disease-associated factors such as… CONTINUE READING
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