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Misdiagnosis of cystic fibrosis.
  1. N J Shaw,
  2. J M Littlewood
  1. Regional Cystic Fibrosis Referral Unit, St Jame's University Hospital, Leeds.

    Abstract

    On reassessment of 179 children who had previously been diagnosed as having cystic fibrosis seven (4%) were found not to have the disease. The importance of an accurate sweat test is emphasised as is the necessity to prove malabsorption or pancreatic abnormality to support the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis.

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