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Cystic fibrosis 

Cystic fibrosis
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Cystic fibrosis
DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199202447.003.0032
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date: 15 October 2019

Introduction 210

Common treatment points 210

Pulmonary exacerbations 211

Biochemical abnormalities 213

Distal intestinal obstruction syndrome (DIOS) 213

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease which is now as common in adults as in children. Patients born now have a predicted life expectancy of >40 years. Milder forms may be diagnosed later in life....

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