TITLE

Bronchoscopy following diagnosis with cystic fibrosis

AUTHOR(S)
Hilliard, Tom N.; Sukhani, Seema; Francis, Jacqueline; Madden, Neil; Rosenthal, Mark; Balfour-Lynn, Ian; Bush, Andrew; Davies, Jane C.
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Oct2007, Vol. 92 Issue 10, p898
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We recently changed our practice to perform bronchoscopy following diagnosis with cystic fibrosis. On a retrospective review of, 25 children, Pseudomonas aeruginosa was detected in bronchoalveolar lavage for the first time in five children (20%) and Staphylococcus aureus in four (16%). Lovage culture was positive in eight of 18 children without respiratory symptoms. This highlights the potential of bronchoscopy following: diagnosis, even in asymptomatic children.
ACCESSION #
27151382

 

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