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Research Article

Molecular Epidemiology of Chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa Airway Infections in Cystic Fibrosis

  • Nina Cramer,

    Affiliation: Clinical Research Group, Clinic for Pediatric Pneumology, Allergology and Neonatology, Hanover Medical School, Hanover, Germany

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  • Lutz Wiehlmann,

    Affiliation: Clinical Research Group, Clinic for Pediatric Pneumology, Allergology and Neonatology, Hanover Medical School, Hanover, Germany

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  • Oana Ciofu,

    Affiliation: Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, and Department of Clinical Microbiology, University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Stephanie Tamm,

    Affiliation: Clinical Research Group, Clinic for Pediatric Pneumology, Allergology and Neonatology, Hanover Medical School, Hanover, Germany

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  • Niels Høiby,

    Affiliation: Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, and Department of Clinical Microbiology, University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Burkhard Tümmler mail

    tuemmler.burkhard@mh-hannover.de

    Affiliations: Clinical Research Group, Clinic for Pediatric Pneumology, Allergology and Neonatology, Hanover Medical School, Hanover, Germany, Biomedical Research in Endstage and Obstructive Lung Disease Hannover (BREATH), Member of the German Center for Lung Research, Hanover, Germany

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  • Published: November 28, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050731

About the Authors

Nina Cramer, Lutz Wiehlmann, Stephanie Tamm, Burkhard Tümmler
Clinical Research Group, Clinic for Pediatric Pneumology, Allergology and Neonatology, Hanover Medical School, Hanover, Germany
Oana Ciofu, Niels Høiby
Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, and Department of Clinical Microbiology, University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Burkhard Tümmler
Biomedical Research in Endstage and Obstructive Lung Disease Hannover (BREATH), Member of the German Center for Lung Research, Hanover, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: tuemmler.burkhard@mh-hannover.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NC LW NH BT. Performed the experiments: NC LW ST. Analyzed the data: NC LW OC BT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LW OC NH BT. Wrote the paper: NC BT.