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Pneumothorax in cystic fibrosis: a retrospective case series
  1. G M Hafen1,
  2. O C Ukoumunne1,
  3. P J Robinson1
  1. 1Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
  2. 2Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr G M Hafen
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Flemington Road, Parkville 3052, Victoria, Australia; gaudenz.hafen{at}gmx.ch

Abstract

Pneumothorax is a known complication in cystic fibrosis (CF), associated with poor outcome. Records of CF patients with pneumothorax at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne between 1990 and 2004 were reviewed, and the characteristics, sputum culture results, lung function, treatment, and outcome for the 11 patients who had pneumothoraces were described.

  • cystic fibrosis
  • pneumothorax
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • multi resistance
  • epidemic strain

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  • Competing interests: None declared.

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