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Severe Achromobacter xylosoxidans infection and loss of sputum bacterial diversity in an adult patient with cystic fibrosis

Abstract:
Achromobacter spp. are emerging pathogens in the lungs of patients with cystic fibrosis. We report the case of an adult patient with cystic fibrosis and chronic A. xylosoxidans infection who experienced rapid, progressive clinical deterioration. Metagenomic analysis of the sputum revealed that the airway microbiota was almost entirely dominated by A. xylosoxidans. We review the impact of this organism on lung function and the airway microbiome in cystic fibrosis, and discuss the potential for cross-infection between patients.
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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/j.prrv.2016.06.011

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, NDM, NDM Strategic
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDM
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Paediatric Respiratory Reviews Journal website
Volume:
20
Issue:
S
Pages:
27-29
Publication date:
2016-06-14
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EISSN:
1526-0550
ISSN:
1526-0542
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uuid:e6d08361-d93d-4fa0-8403-30a924806e3b
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628092
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pubs:628092
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