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Bronchoscopy following diagnosis with cystic fibrosis
  1. Tom N Hilliard (tom.hilliard{at}ubht.nhs.uk)
  1. Bristol Children's Hospital, United Kingdom
    1. Seema Sukhani
    1. Royal Brompton Hospital, United Kingdom
      1. Jacqueline Francis
      1. Royal Brompton Hospital, United Kingdom
        1. Neil Madden
        1. Royal Brompton Hospital, United Kingdom
          1. Mark Rosenthal
          1. Royal Brompton Hospital, United Kingdom
            1. Ian Balfour-Lynn
            1. Royal Brompton Hospital, United Kingdom
              1. Andrew Bush
              1. Royal Brompton Hospital, United Kingdom
                1. Jane Davies
                1. Royal Brompton Hospital, United Kingdom

                  Abstract

                  We recently changed our practice to perform bronchoscopy following diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. On a retrospective review of 25 children, Pseudomonas aeruginosa was detected in bronchoalveolar lavage for the first time in 5 (20%) and Staphylococcus aureus in 4 (16%). Lavage culture was positive in 8 of 18 children without respiratory symptoms. This highlights the potential of bronchoscopy following diagnosis, even in asymptomatic children.

                  • bronchoscopy
                  • child
                  • cystic fibrosis
                  • diagnosis
                  • infection

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