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Sustained Coinfections with Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Cystic Fibrosis


This study questions the long-standing assumption that Staphylococcus aureus is replaced over time by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the airways of individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF). By examining over 10 years of quantitative bacterial airway cultures from CF patients cared for at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, we found that S. aureus is not routinely replaced and is maintained at high levels, even when also infected with P. aeruginosa.

  • Anthony J Fischer, Sachinkumar B Singh, Mason M LaMarche, Lucas J Maakestad, Zoe E Kienenberge , Tahuanty A Peña, David A Stolt , Dominique H Limoli