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DS cultured HIB for awhile, despite being vaccinated. It disappeared when he was put on zithromax, which is used not as an antibiotic in patients with cystic fibrosis, but to help with inflammation and increase lung function. Has your son been tested for cf -- symptoms include failure to thrive, frequent infections, culturing certain things -- psuedomonas...

I often wondered how, too DS could culture HIB, especially since he too was on antibiotics -- he was augmentin for ear/sinus infections and he's always on keflex as a prophalactic antibiotic.


IMO, being that he's culturing something a little more unique than what's the norm, I'd ask for genetic testing to rule out CF.