Potential Contributions of Anaerobes in Cystic Fibrosis Airways Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common, lethal genetic disease among the Caucasian population. The leading cause of mortality is recurrent acute exacerbations resulting in chronic airway inflammation and subsequent downward progression of pulmonary function. Traditionally, these periods of clinical deterioration have been associated with several principal pathogens. However, a growing body of literature has demonstrated a polymicrobial lower respiratory community compromised of facultative and obligate anaerobes.

publication date

  • February 18, 2021