Bronchiectasis

First study of lung mycobiome finds link to morbidity in bronchiectasis


The first study to characterise the pulmonary mycobiome in bronchiectasis has shown that it is distinct and that fungi, and specifically Aspergillus, appear to have a significant role in the disease. Screening for Aspergillus-associated disease should be considered, even in apparently stable patients, say the international research team, which included consultant respiratory physician Professor James Chalmers from ...

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