Cystic fibrosis: clinical aspects

December 2004
Thorax;Dec2004 Supplement, Vol. 59, p78
Academic Journal
The article presents some papers related to clinical aspects of cystic fibrosis (CF). People with CF are at an increased risk of acquiring candidiasis. The study determines the prevalence of symptomatic candidiasis, the risk factors for infection, and the association between treatments received for chest symptoms and candidiasis. Patient described that oral and genital candidiasis is a common problem in the adult CF population. Medical staff should be active in addressing the diagnosis and treatment of candidiasis especially when prescribing intravenous antibiotics.


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