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Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis

07/09/2008

Question:

my child has had breathing problems and bulky foul smelling stool since birth and is now 1 and a half could he possibly have cf?? he was hospitalized for failure to thrive but they did no tests

Answer:

With this group of symptoms, CF is definitely within the possible things to consider.  Not knowing your child specifically, the best approach is to bring your specific concerns to the attention of his primary care doctor and ask for testing.  If you are not reassured by what is said or done, ask again.  Please don't hesitate to be firm about your need for satisfaction.  Good luck.

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Response by:

Karen S McCoy, MD Karen S McCoy, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Professor at the School of Allied Medical Professionals
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University