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Cystic Fibrosis

Also called: CF, Mucoviscidosis

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Cystic fibrosis is a disease that causes mucus in the body to become thick and sticky. This glue-like mucus builds up and causes problems in many of...
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Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder. Specifically, cystic fibrosis is an autosomal recessive disease. This means that to get the disease, you must...
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It is important to diagnose and treat cystic fibrosis early. Call your doctor if your child:Has frequent lung infections (pneumonia), colds, an...
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Intermediate values between 35 and 60 milliequivalents per liter may be seen in some cystic fibrosis patients (and in some normal children). In those...
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There are a few rare conditions that produce a false positive sweat chloride test. Such situations include diseases of the adrenal, thyroid, or...
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In a severely malnourished patient with cystic fibrosis, the sweat chloride level may be normal. However, once the malnutrition is corrected, the...
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Patients with cystic fibrosis usually have a sweat chloride value greater than 60 milliequivalents per liter.
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