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Colonisation of lung allografts with Pseudomonas aeruginosa in heart-lung transplant recipients with cystic fibrosis.
  1. V Tsang,
  2. T L Pitt,
  3. M E Kaufmann,
  4. H Gaya,
  5. M E Hodson,
  6. M Yacoub
  1. Department of Cardiac Surgery, Royal Brompton National Heart and Lung Hospital, London.


    Six patients (four with cystic fibrosis, two with bronchiectasis) harboured Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the lung before heart-lung transplantation. Three of the patients with cystic fibrosis were colonised by strains of different genotype postoperatively, and the colonisation tended to be short lived.

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