Aspergillus fumigatus colonisation and population density of place of residence in cystic fibrosis

Arch Dis Child. 1994 Feb;70(2):139-40. doi: 10.1136/adc.70.2.139.


The relation between antibody titres of aspergillus in patients with cystic fibrosis and the population density of their place of residence was investigated. Patients with high titres of antibodies to Aspergillus fumigatus were significantly more likely to live in an area of low population density. Living in a rural environment may predispose to A fumigatus colonisation.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Antibodies, Fungal / analysis
  • Aspergillus fumigatus / immunology
  • Aspergillus fumigatus / isolation & purification*
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Cystic Fibrosis / immunology
  • Cystic Fibrosis / microbiology*
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Humans
  • Population Density*
  • Rural Population*


  • Antibodies, Fungal