Most common presenting respiratory symptoms: chronic cough, recurrent pneumonia, nasal polyps, chronic pansinusitis
Most common presenting GI symptoms:
Meconium ileus (15–20% of patient...
Antibiotic therapy based on sputum culture results and clinical improvement:
Newborns should be seen in a CF center within 48 to 72 hours after a diagnosis has been established.
In infants with positive newborn screen...
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277.00 Cystic fibrosis without mention of meconium ileus
277.02 Cystic fibrosis with pulmonary manifestations
277.01 Cystic fibrosis with meconium ileus
277.03 Cystic fibrosis with gastrointest...
Q: Should relatives be tested?
A: All siblings should have a sweat test.
Q: How well will a child with CF do?
A: The course of the illness is variable. It is difficult to predict the course of diseas...
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