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Vol 72, No 5-6 (2004)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2008-02-18
Submitted: 2013-02-22
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Cystic fibrosis diagnosed in 36-year old man

Lucyna Majka, Michał Witt, Witold Młynarczyk, Agata Nowicka, Ewa Rutkiewicz
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2004;72(5-6):211-213.

open access

Vol 72, No 5-6 (2004)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2008-02-18
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

Cystic fibrosis(CF)is the most common autosomal recessive disorder in Caucasians. There is considerable variability in the clinical presentation and course of cystic fibrosis. Adult patients with mild symptoms are increasingly being diagnosed with CF. We present a case of a man diagnosed with CF at age 36 years. The diagnosis was suspected because of recurrent nasal polyposis, bronchiectases, male infertility, and a positive sweat tests. One CFTR mutation was identified.
CONCLUSIONS: 1. Cystic fibrosis should be included into the differential diagnosis of chronic respiratory symptoms in adults. 2. CF patients diagnosed in adulthood usually have milder clinical course of the disease.

Abstract

Cystic fibrosis(CF)is the most common autosomal recessive disorder in Caucasians. There is considerable variability in the clinical presentation and course of cystic fibrosis. Adult patients with mild symptoms are increasingly being diagnosed with CF. We present a case of a man diagnosed with CF at age 36 years. The diagnosis was suspected because of recurrent nasal polyposis, bronchiectases, male infertility, and a positive sweat tests. One CFTR mutation was identified.
CONCLUSIONS: 1. Cystic fibrosis should be included into the differential diagnosis of chronic respiratory symptoms in adults. 2. CF patients diagnosed in adulthood usually have milder clinical course of the disease.
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Keywords

cystic fibrosis; adults; latediagnosis

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Title

Cystic fibrosis diagnosed in 36-year old man

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 72, No 5-6 (2004)

Pages

211-213

Published online

2008-02-18

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2004;72(5-6):211-213.

Keywords

cystic fibrosis
adults
latediagnosis

Authors

Lucyna Majka
Michał Witt
Witold Młynarczyk
Agata Nowicka
Ewa Rutkiewicz

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