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Symptoms of mild cystic fibrosis that a parent might not even notice?

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Dr. Jenny Sung
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In brief: Poor growth/GI

In some children, 1st sign of CF is poor growth with child being small for age.
This may be subtle enough that child continues to follow a growth curve on the growth chart, but in the lower percentiles until growth flattens out. Others have loose greasy stools as 1st sign. Frequent "bronchitis"/"sinus infections" that are thought to be just that until someone asks if that's just too many.

In brief: Poor growth/GI

In some children, 1st sign of CF is poor growth with child being small for age.
This may be subtle enough that child continues to follow a growth curve on the growth chart, but in the lower percentiles until growth flattens out. Others have loose greasy stools as 1st sign. Frequent "bronchitis"/"sinus infections" that are thought to be just that until someone asks if that's just too many.
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