A 19-year-old male asked:
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what are symptoms of cystic fibrosis and could a 19 year old be diagnosed with it or would they have been screened as a child in 1993?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Adult CF: Yes, i don't believe children were being screened for CF in 1993. Symptoms include frequent bouts of respiratory illnesses such as pneumonia or bronchitis which can be very difficult to treat.Abdominallyone may have issues with chronic diarrhea.W e have been finding more and more people being diagnosed as adults.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
CF : The symptoms of CF vary and there are many mutations associated with this genetic disorder. Some of the symptoms include, chronic cough, production of sputum, chronic pneumonia, digestive problems, especially with fat intake, sinusitis, diabetes. One negative screening test may not have adequately ruled out cf. If you suspect cf, a screening sweat test should be performed.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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