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November 1970

Serum Precipitins to Aspergillus fumigatus in Cystic Fibrosis

Author Affiliations

Rochester, NY; Boston; Los Angeles
From the Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY (Drs. Schwartz and Johnstone), Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston (Dr. Holsclaw), and University of California School of Medicine, Los Angeles (Dr. Dooley).

Am J Dis Child. 1970;120(5):432-433. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100100096009

Sera from 43 of 141 (31%) patients with cystic fibrosis living in the United States had precipitating antibodies to antigenic extracts of Aspergillus fumigatus. A similar incidence has been found in London. In general, precipitins are found in more severe cases.