Which specialist consultations are indicated for emergent management of fever in children with cystic fibrosis?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Hina Z Ghory, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Patients with cystic fibrosis are especially susceptible to pneumonia and should be liberally evaluated for such. Consultation with a pulmonologist may be indicated.

Ideally, the decision to admit or discharge these patients is established by a written protocol or guidelines previously established in conjunction with the department of pediatrics. A documented discussion with the specialist may be indicated.


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