Pseudomonas and Aspergillosis
My 19 years old daughter has been recently treated with IV antibiotics for the first time for Pseudomonas primo-infection. At the end of the antibiotic treatment, she was diagnosed with aspergillosis (presumably ABPA) with high IgE levels (1500). After intitiating treatment with oral steroids, IgE ...
Candida albicans and Aspergillus
Hello, I would like to ask you, how you judge the result of our daughter. Our daughter is nearly 5 years old. At the age of 4 months, she has been diagnosed to suffer from CF. She is doing well and we are very well cared for in our CF center. Until now, throat swabs showed mostly Staph. ...
Detection of fungi in the throat swab
Dear expert team, our daughter suffers from CF and is now nearly 5 years old. She is doing well and the doctors are very content. The last throat swab detected now Aspergillus and Candida. Looking in the past, she has otherwise mostly Staph. aureus in the swab. As she is doing well, we do not ...
Lactrase® preparation in case of mould fungus allergy and CF
Hello. I am suffering from CF and lately, a lactose intolerance has been diagnosed. As I am additionally allergic to mould fungi I would like to know, if I can take uncritically Lactrase® preparations, as they are mostly breeded on mould fungi? Many thanks for your efforts, Best regards,
Is it possible to use Nortase® in case of a known ABPA and CF? If not, are there alternative preparations? The normal pancreatic enzymes are already given in a very high dosage and seem not to be sufficient, omeprazole is already taken for a longer time. Thank you.
What is the meaning of solid particles in the sputum?
Dear expert team, I (female CF patient with Pseudomonas colonization and asthma) observe for about half a year that I have in the sputum smaller to larger pinpoint particles of deep grey colour. These mostly only come out after a hard, crampy cough and occur every one to two weeks. Can this be a ...
Airing in the car / air-conditioning bad in case of CF?
Dear expert team! As we do not have a car, my daughter (21 months, CF) is only very rarely sitting in a car. After the last car ride two days ago, however, she was completely horse and had a strong and coated cough. She was then coughing every night very much and woke up therefore regularly. At ...
Can a person suffering from CF do gardening (contact with soil, grass) without too much risk? I've had several Pseudomonas and aspergillus infections. Thank you.
CF and cortisone
Dear expert team, as a CF patient with severe allergic asthma (trees, grasses, fungus spores) I face the problem to be forced to reduce the cortinsone (prednisone 10 mg daily / symbicort 200® (budesonide and formoterol) 3puffs 3 times daily) that I take for 10 years, due to recurrent ...
hypersensitivity pneumonitis
Hi can someone please help i am 35 years old and very sic i have been diagnosed with hypersensitivity pneumonitis and we dont seem to have the right medication here in australia for my condition .I dont know waht else to do thanks
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