Joint Disease More Common With P. aeruginosa Infection, Female Sex

Joint Disease More Common With P. aeruginosa Infection, Female Sex

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Joint Disease More Common With P. aeruginosa Infection, Female Sex

Chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in adults with cystic fibrosis increases their likelihood of developing CF arthropathy, a painful inflammation of the joints, a German study reported. Additional risk factors for CF arthropathy include older age, female sex, and more severe disease. These findings were published in the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, in the study “Risk factors for cystic fibrosis arthropathy: Data from the German cystic fibrosis registry.” As CF patients are living longer, age-related conditions, such as joint and bone…

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