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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Cystic Fibrosis In Toddlers

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What are some typical symptoms of cystic fibrosis in a baby?

What are some typical symptoms of cystic fibrosis in a baby?

GI and Lungs: Common presentations if not detected by newborn screening include: poor weight gain, diarrhea, recurrent respiratory infections, meconium ileus (at birth), dehydration. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Cystic Fibrosis (Definition)

A genetic disorder of the lungs and digestive tract that causes repeated lung infections and inhibits ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of lung disease in infants?

What are the symptoms of lung disease in infants?

Depends: The symptoms usually are rapid breathing, retraction of the skin between ribs, under ribs, and above the collar bones. The infant may also have some nasal flaring. In addition, the child maybe more fussy than usual, more tired than usual, and not able to eat as well. ...Read more

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When babies are born, are they screened for cystic fibrosis? Also, can a chest xray indicate cystic fibrosis in the lungs?

When babies are born, are they screened for cystic fibrosis? Also, can a chest xray indicate cystic fibrosis in the lungs?

Depends: The specifics of newborn screening are defined on a state to state basis. Many states screen for CF, but this was not added to the screening in my state until about 10 years ago. The x-ray changes that may be seen in some older CF patients are not present in early childhood and not specific to the disease when they are seen. ...Read more

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What is cystic fibrosis in children from?

What is cystic fibrosis in children from?

Recessive gene: A mutation is carried in the dna of both unaffected parents & that matching or similar mutation is paired up at conception when the sperm & egg form completed chromasomes with the defective info. Late in pregnancy and after delivery, the effect of the CF gene abnormality begins to reveal itself. In carriers, the good gene compensates for the bad & no problems occur. ...Read more

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What's the color of cystic fibrosis poop/stool in toddler?

What's the color of cystic fibrosis poop/stool in toddler?

Should be normal: For someone with cystic fibrosis who has known pancreatic insufficiency, treatment with pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy should lead to normalization of stool consistency & frequency. For untreated patients, CF related malabsorption causes bulky, frothy, oily, exceptionally foul smelling stools that are more frequent and loose/watery (diarrhea-like). There is no characteristic color in CF pts. ...Read more

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Were all babies from 1997-present screened for Cystic fibrosis in the state of Texas? Also, at what age do the symptoms for cystic fibrosis set in?

Were all babies from 1997-present  screened for Cystic fibrosis in the state of Texas? Also, at what age do the symptoms for cystic fibrosis set in?

No: If memory serves me well. CF was not added to the newborn screening program until later.About 10 years back, the state expanded its screening program from 5 to more than 25 conditions, including CF. The symptoms might present with bowel blockage at birth, obnoxious smelly stools in infancy or may not have obvious symptoms for years. There is some individual variation from case to case. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cystic fibrosis in more than one grandchild?

Gene defect: Parents of one CF patient have an equal (25%)chance of producing another with every conception. Although there is a possibility that an unaffected child would be born, you roll the dice every time. ...Read more

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What are some more subtle symptoms of celiac disease in children?

What are some more subtle symptoms of celiac disease in children?

Belly aches: There are many ... Abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, bloated feeling. The more subtle sign might be growth delay - not growing as quickly as other kids. Also, certain kinds of rashes are subtle signs of celiac (look-up dermatitis herpetiformis). The trigger is wheat containing foods and other products. ...Read more

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How are meconium and meconium ileus in cystic fibrosis different?

How are meconium and meconium ileus in cystic fibrosis different?

Yes: Meconium is the normal fecal debris composing the accumulated intestinal contents at birth.It is heavily colored by bile, dark and sticky. Meconium ileus can occur when the meconium has abnormal glue like stickiness caused by CF and will not empty from the bowel.The blockage can require emergency surgery. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of cystic fibrosis?

What are symptoms of cystic fibrosis?

Cough, poor growth: Common symptoms of cystic fibrosis include cough, wheeze, recurrent lung infections, poor growth, foul smelling stools, salty sweat, clubbing, and rectal prolapse. The more symptoms the greater the chance of having cystic fibrosis. Most infants today are diagnosed by newborn screening for CF before they develop any symptoms and early therapy can minimize disease symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the more subtle symptoms of autism in a small child?

What are the more subtle symptoms of autism in a small child?

Interaction: A very young child will just not be as interactive and vocal as would be expected, may not make as much eye contact, and may be more fascinated by or attached to an object than would be usual, though not to the extent seen in children who are more affected. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pneumonia in adults in group homes?

What are symptoms of pneumonia in adults in group homes?

See below: Congested cough, generalized weakness, decreased appetite, fever, and change of personality. Not everyone gets same symptoms. The earlier you detect the better treatment respond this person gets. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of airway obstruction in a toddler?

What are symptoms of airway obstruction in a toddler?

AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION: The toddler will show difficulty breathing, shortness of breath or gasping for air. He will be restless and become cyanotic and if nobody notice the problem or call 911 , he can collapse and die. This is an emergency ! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of RSV in infants..

What are symptoms of RSV in infants..

RSV: Symptoms include respiratory distress due to rapid, labored breathing and wheezing. Nasal flaring is also present. Fever may or may not be present. ...Read more

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What are all the symptoms of cystic fibrosis?

What are all the symptoms of cystic fibrosis?

Respiratory, GI: Mostly respiratory and GI symptoms such as: asthma like symptoms, recurrent pneumonias, lose stool with fawly smell, lipid soluable vitamin deficiencies, diabetes. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

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At what age do the symptoms of cystic fibrosis first appear?

Varies: Unfortunately, there is no correct answer to this. It really varies and depends on various factors, including the type of mutation a patient may have. Symptoms may start soon after birth, or years later. ...Read more

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Signs of aspiration pneumonia in toddlers?

Signs of aspiration pneumonia in toddlers?

Aspiration pneumonia: Most forms of pneumonia are caused by aspiration of microorganisms from above. The term you are using usually refers to the aspiration of periodontal flora causing an aerobic/anaerobic polymicrobial necrotizing pneumonia. These are generally slowly progressive, causing fever, chest pain, shortness of breath, malodorous sputum and breath, nasty taste in mouth, etc. Very very rare in toddlers. ...Read more