P. aeruginosa, but Not Rhinovirus, Worsens Lung Function in Children

P. aeruginosa, but Not  Rhinovirus, Worsens Lung Function in Children

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P. aeruginosa, but Not Rhinovirus, Worsens Lung Function in Children

In children with cystic fibrosis (CF), evidence of the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa was associated with poorer lung function — based on predicted forced expiration volume in one second, FEV1% — while those testing positive for rhinovirus, which frequently causes the common cold, were more likely to have better lung function, a Swiss study reported. “To our best knowledge, this is the first report of an association between higher FEV1% and rhinovirus detection,” the scientists wrote.…

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