Delayed diagnosis of cystic fibrosis due to normal sweat electrolytes

I. M. Doughty, I. Ward, M. Schwarz, T. J. David

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    The sweat test, if properly performed, is a reliable tool to assist in the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. In practice, most errors arise from false positive results. This case serves as a reminder that false negatives may also occur.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)417-418
    Number of pages1
    JournalJournal of the Royal Society of Medicine
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 1995


    • Cystic fibrosis
    • Dinucleotide repeat sequence
    • DNA analysis
    • Immunoreactive trypsinogen
    • Sweat test


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