An infection caused by these bacteria may be a sign of CF.People who have CF have frequent bouts of sinusitis (si-nu-SI-tis), an infection of the sinuses.People who have CF tend to have lung infections caused by unusual germs that don't respond to standard antibiotics.For example, lung infections caused by bacteria called mucoid are much more common in people who have CF than in those who don't.
My understanding is that cystic fibrosis patients have increased risk of pulmonary infection.
The signs and symptoms of cystic fibrosis (CF) vary from person to person and over time. Most of the other signs and symptoms of CF happen later.
One of the first signs of CF that parents may notice is that their baby's skin tastes salty when kissed, or the baby doesn't pass stool when first born.
This buildup of mucus makes it easier for bacteria to grow and cause infections.
Infections can block the airways and cause frequent coughing that brings up thick sputum (spit) or mucus that's sometimes bloody.