Pneumonia Seen as More Likely in CF Patients, Carriers of European Ancestry

Pneumonia Seen as More Likely in CF Patients, Carriers of European Ancestry

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Pneumonia Seen as More Likely in CF Patients, Carriers of European Ancestry

Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and carriers — those with mutations in only one copy of the CFTR, the gene associated with CF — of European ancestry are at a higher risk of developing pneumonia, according to a U.S. study of genetic risk for this lung disease. CF patients were also found to be at an increased risk of more severe pneumonia. These and other pneumonia-associated genetic factors were described in the study, “Host genetic effects in…

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