Cystic fibrosis lung disease: Interplay of a microbial microcosm and extremes of inflammation

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Abstract

In summary, awareness of the central role of an exaggerated inflammatory response in CF lung disease as presented in the review by Soferman in this issue of IMAJ [2] has changed much of the clinical approach to treatment and affords new hope for future therapies for this life-threatening disease. Infection with an ever-increasing multiplicity of organisms, as described by Katznelson [1], is probably still the major trigger of this inflammatory response, and choice of antibmicrobial therapy remains more of an art than a science for the CF clinician.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-59
Number of pages2
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Volume8
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2006

Keywords

  • CFTR protein
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Inflammation
  • Microbiology

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