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Two chest infections in an infant; should he get a CF test?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: CF screen

Recurrent chest infections can be caused by a long list - viruses, bacteria, aspiration and cf.
It is a good idea though to consult with your physician to discuss obtaining a test for cf. Problems with the immune system can also lead to recurrent infections. These can be diagnosed by appropriate testing. Prmg practice can review the records at no charge to you by faxing information to : 858259968.

In brief: CF screen

Recurrent chest infections can be caused by a long list - viruses, bacteria, aspiration and cf.
It is a good idea though to consult with your physician to discuss obtaining a test for cf. Problems with the immune system can also lead to recurrent infections. These can be diagnosed by appropriate testing. Prmg practice can review the records at no charge to you by faxing information to : 858259968.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Dr. Pratip Nag
Pediatrics

In brief: Most likely

If they were pneumonias for which the baby required antibiotics the yes CF testing and testing for immune deficiencies is probably something you want to talk to your doctor about.

In brief: Most likely

If they were pneumonias for which the baby required antibiotics the yes CF testing and testing for immune deficiencies is probably something you want to talk to your doctor about.
Dr. Pratip Nag
Dr. Pratip Nag
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