Chronic Fungal Infection May Be Common in Non-CF Bronchiectasis

Chronic Fungal Infection May Be Common in Non-CF Bronchiectasis

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Chronic Fungal Infection May Be Common in Non-CF Bronchiectasis

Chronic infection by the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus occurs frequently among people with non-cystic fibrosis (CF) bronchiectasis and warrants routine monitoring, a study suggests. The study, “Sensitization to A.fumigatus in subjects with non‐cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis,” was published in the journal Mycoses. Bronchiectasis can be acquired genetically, as in CF, or as a consequence of other illness, such as tuberculosis (TB). Although fungal infections often occur whatever the disease’s cause, there is little systematic data covering sensitization with A.…

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