Recent findings: With the widespread availability of genetic testing and a greater appreciation of the clinical spectrum of the disease, the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis is being made with increasing frequency in adults. Clinical features that lead to the diagnosis include respiratory symptoms and chronic airway infection with typical cystic fibrosis pathogens such as Cited by: Abstract: Although cystic fibrosis (CF) is typically diagnosed during infancy or childhood, it may escape detection until adulthood. Diagnostic accuracy can be sharpened by maintaining a high index of suspicion for CF in an adult who is pancreatic-sufficient but has unexplained recurrent respiratory infections, bronchiectasis, or nutritional deficiencies.
Feb 16, · Cystic Fibrosis (CF) registries are an essential resource of epidemiological and clinical data. Although the median age at diagnosis is usually reported in the first months of life, a minority of individuals is diagnosed during adulthood. The aim of this study was to describe demographic, genetic, and clinical characteristics of this subgroup of the Italian CF population . Mar 19, · Symptoms for Cystic Fibrosis in Adults A persistent cough Frequent lung infections Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) Sinusitis Malnutrition, difficulty gaining weight Infertility Arthritis.
Aug 06, · Known as Cystic Fibrosis Screen Positive, Inconclusive Diagnosis (CFSPID) in Europe and CFTR-Related Metabolic Syndrome (CRMS) in the U.S., these patients have their own treatment and monitoring guidelines. Another small group of people test with a CFTR mutation and have borderline sweat test results, but do not seem to have cystic fibrosis. Oct 01, · Identification of the CF gene, cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR), has allowed for a milder phenotype of patients who may have been previously unrecognized to be diagnosed. With advances in gene Cited by: 1.