Phage Therapy Clears Resistant Infection in CF Lung Transplant Patient

Phage Therapy Clears Resistant Infection in CF Lung Transplant Patient

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Phage Therapy Clears Resistant Infection in CF Lung Transplant Patient

For the first time, bacteriophage therapy treated a boy with chronic and antibiotic-resistant Achromobacter bacteria infection following a double lung transplant due to cystic fibrosis (CF), a case study reported.  The study, “A Case of Phage Therapy against Pandrug-Resistant Achromobacter xylosoxidans in a 12-Year-Old Lung-Transplanted Cystic Fibrosis Patient,” was published in the journal Viruses.  Thick and sticky mucus often accumulates in the lungs of people with CF, creating an environment for bacterial growth that causes…

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