A new study says aggressively treating lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients works – but only for awhile.
Dr. John LiPuma of the University of Michigan says people with C-F live longer, healthier lives now because of antibiotics.
But, after a while, the drugs kill off more benign bacteria. That allows drug-resistent bacteria to flourish.
Eventually, there’s nothing doctors can do for their C-F patients who develop bacterial lung infections.