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Cystic Fibrosis Patients Have More Bacteria—Good and Bad—In the Lungs

But removing antibiotics is not the answer

The answer, however, is not in reducing or removing antibiotics from treatment methods, as antibiotic medications remain an important aspect of the treatment and management of cystic fibrosis. Other studies of the cystic fibrosis lung have revealed previously unrecognized or exceedingly rare bacteria in the lungs, some of which may be particularly damaging to the lungs of individuals with the disease.