COVID-19 Lockdown Linked to Fewer Flares in Children in Small Study

COVID-19 Lockdown Linked to Fewer Flares in Children in Small Study

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COVID-19 Lockdown Linked to Fewer Flares in Children in Small Study

Limits placed on social interaction by the COVID‐19 pandemic appear to have led to a drop in the number of pulmonary exacerbations — periods of a sudden worsening in lung health — in children with cystic fibrosis (CF), according to a small U.S. study. This finding — in children ages 2 to 11 treated at a single CF center — suggests that pandemic-enforced restrictions reduced their exposure to lung infection-causing viruses in general, supporting the known role of these…

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