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Authors’ response to correspondence for EPI-STREP-064 publication

  • Amparo Escribano Montaner
  • Juan García de Lomas
  • José Ramón Villa Asensi
  • Oscar Asensio de la Cruz
  • Olga de la Serna Blázquez
  • Mikel Santiago Burruchaga
  • Pedro Mondéjar López
  • Alba Torrent Vernetta
  • Yang Feng
  • Melissa K. Van Dyke
  • Janet Reyes
  • Pilar Garcia-Corbeira
  • Carla A. Talarico
  • on behalf of the EPI-Strep-064 study group
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Dear Drs. Hare, Grimwood, and Chang,

We sincerely thank you for your correspondence and appreciate you pointing out the unintended error in our publication’s citation. We agree with your response and feedback.

To clarify the point that there is heterogeneity in the literature about the use of NPS to understand lower lung microbiota in disease, we have added the following references to our sentence:

“Several studies assessed a possible correlation between BALF and nasopharyngeal swab (NPS) specimens in terms of chronic LRTI etiology, with inconsistent results [1, 2, 3, 4, 5].”

Carla A. Talarico, on behalf of the co-authors

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amparo Escribano Montaner
    • 1
  • Juan García de Lomas
    • 2
  • José Ramón Villa Asensi
    • 3
  • Oscar Asensio de la Cruz
    • 4
  • Olga de la Serna Blázquez
    • 5
  • Mikel Santiago Burruchaga
    • 6
  • Pedro Mondéjar López
    • 7
  • Alba Torrent Vernetta
    • 8
  • Yang Feng
    • 9
  • Melissa K. Van Dyke
    • 10
  • Janet Reyes
    • 11
  • Pilar Garcia-Corbeira
    • 11
  • Carla A. Talarico
    • 12
  • on behalf of the EPI-Strep-064 study group
  1. 1.Pediatric Pneumology and Cystic Fibrosis Unit, University Clinic Hospital of ValenciaUniversity of ValenciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine and University HospitalUniversity of ValenciaValenciaSpain
  3. 3.Pediatric DepartmentNiño Jesús University Hospital for ChildrenMadridSpain
  4. 4.Pediatric Pulmonology UnitUniversity Hospital Parc Tauli de SabadellSabadellSpain
  5. 5.Pediatric DepartmentHospital La PazMadridSpain
  6. 6.Pediatric Pneumology and Cystic Fibrosis UnitCruces University HospitalBarakaldoSpain
  7. 7.Pediatric Pulmonology and Cystic Fibrosis UnitVirgen of Arrixaca University HospitalMurciaSpain
  8. 8.Paediatric Pulmonology and Cystic Fibrosis UnitVall d’Hebron University HospitalBarcelonaSpain
  9. 9.Ningyang Group Co., Limited, C/O GSKWavreBelgium
  10. 10.GSK, CollegevilleCollegevilleUSA
  11. 11.GSK, Parque Tecnológico de MadridTres CantosSpain
  12. 12.GSK, RockvilleMarylandUSA

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