Cystic Fibrosis

Mycobacterium spreading among CF patients globally

Whole genome sequencing of multi-drug resistant Mycobacterium abscessus isolates has shown the organism is spreading worldwide in the cystic fibrosis community possibly via cross-infection. The similarity between over 1,000 isolates from patients at cystic fibrosis (CF) clinics in Europe, the US and Australia, suggests infections may be transmitted person-to-person as well as acquired from the ...

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