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Challenging respiratory infections in cystic fibrosis

Abdullah A Yousef and Adam Jaffé
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (4): 236-237.

To the Editor: We report a case of a 13-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis (CF) and chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection who developed an unusual infection that was challenging to manage.

Abdullah A Yousef, Paediatric Respiratory Fellow,1 and Conjoint Associate Lecturer2
Adam Jaffé, Paediatric Respiratory Physician,1 and Conjoint Associate Professor2
1 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
2 School of Women’s and Children’s Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.
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