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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 90-93

Early diagnosis of a case of infantile cystic fibrosis and review of literature in Taiwan


Department of Pediatrics, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan

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Dr. Chih-Chien Wang
Department of Pediatrics, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei
Taiwan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jmedsci.jmedsci_108_18

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Few cystic fibrosis (CF) cases in Taiwan have been published. We report a case of 2.5-month-old male infant presented recurrent infection, failure to thrive, and nutritional deficiency dermatitis initially. Sweat chloride test confirmed the diagnosis at 4 months old. We highlight that CF should always be the differential diagnosis of patient with failure to thrive and recurrent pulmonary infections.


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