Bacteria Changes, Inflammation Evident in Lower Airways at Age 2

Bacteria Changes, Inflammation Evident in Lower Airways at Age 2

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Bacteria Changes, Inflammation Evident in Lower Airways at Age 2

Young children with cystic fibrosis (CF), relative to age-matched peers with disorders also affecting the lungs, show differences in bacterial communities and inflammation of the lower airways starting at around age 2, a study reported. A lesser variety of bacterial classes and more inflammation in the lower airways — including the trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, and the alveoli (lungs’ tiny air sacs) — were evident in young CF patients, the researchers reported. These findings may help in…

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