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Does cystic fibrosis usually cause many symptoms?

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Dr. Ira Salafsky
Clinical Genetics
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In brief: Yes

The primary symptoms are pulmonary and digestive.
Chronic lung disease and recurrent lung infections start early in life. Intestinal malapsortion because of digestive enzyme deficiency also occurs early. Other symptoms include meconium illius in the perinatal period, growth failure in childhood and a variety of symptoms in the second and third decades of life including diabetes.

In brief: Yes

The primary symptoms are pulmonary and digestive.
Chronic lung disease and recurrent lung infections start early in life. Intestinal malapsortion because of digestive enzyme deficiency also occurs early. Other symptoms include meconium illius in the perinatal period, growth failure in childhood and a variety of symptoms in the second and third decades of life including diabetes.
Dr. Ira Salafsky
Dr. Ira Salafsky
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Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics

In brief: Yes.

Most of the symptoms come from the pulmonary complications of chronic respiratory insufficiency and infections.
Other symptoms are gastrointestinal. CF involves many organs.

In brief: Yes.

Most of the symptoms come from the pulmonary complications of chronic respiratory insufficiency and infections.
Other symptoms are gastrointestinal. CF involves many organs.
Dr. Karl Muench
Dr. Karl Muench
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