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Through this study, researchers are collecting nasal secretion samples from patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) to see they contain signs of immune activation. Lung infections, which are common in CF patients, activate the immune system and can damage the lungs. Investigators believe there may be a relationship between lung infections and infections that may start in the nose.
Subject to exclusion criteria, the study is accepting individuals of both genders, ages 1 month to 21 years, who are diagnosed with CF and being treated at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC for nasal secretions.
Males and Females: Ages 1 month to 21 years
The patient’s physician is involved as an investigator in this study and will suction secretions from the patient’s nose, as would normally be done for treatment. Collected samples will be sent for analysis.
Visits: None beyond clinical care for the condition
Duration: Up to 2 years
National Institutes of Health
Otolaryngology (ENT) Research
Amanda Stapleton, MD
For more information about the study or enrollment, please contact:
Amber Shaffer, PhD, Research Coordinator
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