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Is it possible for a 50 year old man to have cystic fibrosis and not know it?

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Dr. Jennifer Diabo
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In brief: Unlikely

At age 49, a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis would be very unlikely.
That being said, a diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis, which is different from cf, could be possible, and generally occurs later in life. Pulmonary fibrosis can give the same signs and symptoms as cf.

In brief: Unlikely

At age 49, a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis would be very unlikely.
That being said, a diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis, which is different from cf, could be possible, and generally occurs later in life. Pulmonary fibrosis can give the same signs and symptoms as cf.
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