A 22-year-old member asked:
My child as cystic fibrosis, how likely will he get pulmonary aspergillosis?
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Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Possible but small %: Many people with cystic fibrosis have aspergillus (a fungus) in their airway, but in the vast majority of cases it does not cause disease. In a small percent of patients it may cause allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (abpa), and that can lead to lung damage. Abpa can usually be treated.
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