Differences in sputum microbiome associated with bronchiectasis severity

Reduced sputum microbiome diversity is associated with greater disease severity in bronchiectasis, according to a new prospective study. It was also associated with a higher frequency and severity of exacerbations, as well as the risk of death. “Given the central role of infection in the pathogenesis of bronchiectasis, the microbiome represents a potential area for ...

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