Cystic Fibrosis

Novel therapy success for ‘untreatable’ P. aeruginosa in CF lung transplant patient

Doctors in Queensland have successfully treated a life-threatening P. aeruginosa infection in a post–lung transplant patient with cystic fibrosis by using used plasmapheresis to eliminate inhibitory IgG2 antibodies that were blocking the effects of antibiotics. The 33-year old man Jordan Trieger had developed pulmonary, pleural, and soft tissue P. aeruginosa infection after undergoing bilateral sequential lung ...

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