Improving Antibiotic Strategies To Combat Respiratory Infections In Cystic Fibrosis Patients
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Priya is a Ph.D. research scientist at Trinity College Dublin.

                       

Improving Antibiotic Strategies To Combat Respiratory Infections In Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited, progressive disease caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator (CFTR) leading to persistent lung infections. Production of thick, viscous mucus within the lungs prevents cilia from beating on normal epithelia, allowing bacterial species to become entrapped. Respiratory infections are the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in CF patients. Pathogens frequently associated with this disease are Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Haemophilus influenza, while other species less frequently encountered are Stenotrophomonas...

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