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how did cystic fibrosis get its name

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
Sweat test: The best test for cystic fibrosis is a sweat test. Why do you think you need tested?
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience Pediatrics
No: You are born with cystic fibrosis, you don't "get" it later in life. It may not be diagnosed right away depending on the type and severity of symptoms ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Equal: More than 10 million americans are unknowing, symptomless carriers of the defective cystic fibrosis gene. In order to develop cf, an individual must i ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
31 years experience Pediatrics
Simple test: Cystic fibrosis is a chronic genetic disorder which can cause lung problems, poor absorption of nutrients from the diet, and other conditions. The sym ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Outbreak: There was an outbreak at the american legion convention at the bellevue-stratford hotel in philadelphia in 1976. (don't you have google?).
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Interesting fact: Legionairres got its name when several members who attended an american legion convention in philadelphia in 1976 developed pneumonia. The bacteria th ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
13 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Ipf is a disease of older patients that has no known cause and leads to thickening of the soft tissue in the lung. This causes poor movement of oxyge ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Adult CF?: At your age, not likely. CF is a disease of childhood although some adults have been found to have minimal symptoms. CF is a disease that affect the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Possible but small %: Many people with cystic fibrosis have aspergillus (a fungus) in their airway, but in the vast majority of cases it does not cause disease. In a small ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
British physician: It was named after the original British physician, a Dr. Samuel Wilson, a neurologist, who described it in 1912.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
See pulmonologist: Consult physician who is pulmonologist ,physician specializing in lung diseases,for examination and advice. Xray examination of chest may be part of w ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lotfi Hacein-Bey
39 years experience Radiology
Sweat test: The gold standard to diagnose cystic fibrosis is the sweat test, which measures the amount of chloride in the sweat. The test takes a few minutes to a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Unknown: At this time it is not known how pulmonary fibrosis occurs. It seems as if it is abnormal healing of the lungs resulting in an overgrowth of "scar ti ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Larabee
25 years experience Pediatrics
Prenatal testing: Testing of your fetus and or placenta is available . However, there us a risk of pregnancy loss associated with these procedures. Talk with our obst ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
What?: that is the "scientific name" - cystic fibrosis...
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
34 years experience Pulmonology
Sweat test: Special test of an imbalance of chloride movement in the membranes.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Later in life: Patients with cystic fibrosis often get these bacteria in their airways by adulthood. The vast majority of adult CF patients have airways colonized wi ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. C. michael Bowman
45 years experience Pediatrics
Mucus & infection: The cells lining the airways don't put out enough water into the airway to make airway secretions thin enough to be coughed out. The mucus that colle ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
What is that?: what is that? 'heterozygous 57"?
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
What is that?: what is that? 'heterozygous 57"?
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Depends: It depends on why you have pulmonary fibrosis. Some variants respond to therapy, and others have no known effective therapy, and others still respond ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Lipkis
47 years experience Gastroenterology
Hepatitis C: Fibrosis score of 0 means that there is no scarring in the liver. Fibrosis score more important to me than necroinflammatory score, where a low grade ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fink
46 years experience Pediatrics
Genetic testing: A baby can only have cystic fibrosis (CF) if both parents are carriers of a CF mutation; even then the chances are 1 in 4 with each pregnancy. If bot ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Druy
52 years experience Radiology
Try 2nd opinion: Calcified nodules are a relatively simple diagnosis either by chest x-ray, or even more reliably, by ct scan. If you have any doubts, get a referral t ... Read More
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