Viral Infections in Cystic Fibrosis
In this 40-minute webinar, Dr Maitra focuses on respiratory viruses such as respiratory syncytial virus, rhinovirus, and coronavirus and emphasises the importance of viral infections on cystic fibrosis (CF) morbidity and lung function decline. He explains that acute respiratory viral infections are common in CF patients and the paediatric population in particular. Additionally, Dr Maitra explores what could be the reasons for viral infections in CF patients and the possible mechanisms. Dr Maitra then focusses on the impact of viral infections on the CF microbiome and discusses factors in Sars-Cov-2 infection in CF.
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Dr Anirban Maitra
Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine