respiratory
Cystic fibrosis

Indeterminate role of Aspergillus in CF, Australasian study finds


About 18% of young children with cystic fibrosis are returning BAL cultures positive for Aspergillus species although there seems to be no association with FEV1% predicted or with lung function decline into adolescence. Data from 156 patients in the Australasian Cystic Fibrosis Bronchoalveolar Lavage (ACF BAL) study found Aspergillus at age 5 years was associated ...

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