Change the way CF kids are monitored: study

Early lung infections result in persistent impairments in respiratory function for children with cystic fibrosis, Australian researchers have found.

Their longitudinal study, the first of its kind, tracked over 50 children with cystic fibrosis diagnosed through newborn screening, from birth through to school age.

They found the presence of a number of bacterial pathogens in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid