Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis in Newborns, Children, and Adults

Carlo Castellani, MD; Barry Linnane, MB, BCh, BAO, DCH, MRCPI, MRCPCH, MD; Iwona Pranke, PhD; Federico Cresta, MD; Isabelle Sermet-Gaudelus, MD, PhD; Daniel Peckham, MD


Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2019;40(6):701-714. 

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Family History

Emphasis on family history is very important as it can provide key information on risk factors and ensures that appropriate investigations are undertaken in relatives following a new diagnosis CF.[125] In some cases, the relatives with undiagnosed CF can be more symptomatic than the source case and may be receiving input from primary care or general respiratory clinics.