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Eur J Med Res. 2002 Feb 21;7(2):79-80.

Eradication of initial Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonization in patients with cystic fibrosis.

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Kinderpoliklinik, Childrens' Hospital, University of Munich, Munich, Germany.


The optimal treatment for the eradication of initial P. aeruginosa infection in CF is still unclear. Recently long-term inhaled tobramycin has been proposed. Here we report the results with brief inhaled and/or systemic anti-pseudomonal treatments. Initial P. aeruginosa colonization was successfully eradicated as demonstrated by negative repetitive throat cultures or sputa and serum antipseudomonal antibodies in 15 of 17 patients for at least two years. Randomized, controlled trials are urgently needed to define the optimal protocol for the eradication of P. aeruginosa. Pseudomonas aeruginosa, infection, treatment, antibodies; inhaled tobramycin.

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