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Airways in cystic fibrosis are acidified: detection by exhaled breath condensate
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    Acidification of Exhaled Condensates in Cystic Fibrosis

    Dear Editor

    I read with interest the article of Tate et al. indicating that exhaled condensates are acidic in patients with CF and become more acidic during exacerbations. The data show differences in mean values (with some overlap) and the hypothesis that the airways are acidic in these patients seems plausible. However I am concerned that the condensate measurements cannot give a reliable estimate of airway...

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