Volume 56, Issue 1 (30 1998)                   Tehran Univ Med J 1998, 56(1): 58-61 | Back to browse issues page

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Najafi M. Prevalence of Pancreatic insufficiency & FTT in Cystic Fibrosis. Tehran Univ Med J. 1998; 56 (1) :58-61
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Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease that affects multiple organ systems. It is the most common cause of severe progressive lung disease and exocrine panceratic insufficiency. In our investigation 67 patients had CF. Of these, 79% had panceratic insufficiency and 92% had lung disease under 2 years age. Also 67% of patients were < 2 percentile and 28% between 3-10 percentile weight for age. Unfortunately 27% of them died because of respiratory problems

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