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'.....Older people using steroid inhalers for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are at high risk from hard-to-treat bacterial infections, according to new research.
Steroid inhalers increase the risk of lung infections caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria, which are difficult to treat and resistant to a number of common drugs, a new study published in the European Respiratory Journal found.
The study included 417,494 people with COPD or asthma aged 66 and older, who had all been prescribed medicine for their condition at least once.
The researchers found those patients who were currently using steroid inhalers were around twice as likely to be diagnosed with an infection of this type.....'
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