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Lung India Official publication of Indian Chest Society  
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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 167-172

A Clinical Profile Of Cystic Fibrosis In South India

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C. N Deivanayagam

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Cystic fibrosis occurs in India more commonly than has been believed so far. The diagnosis has to be established after clinical screening by the careful application of iontophoresis with pilocarpine to establish elevated chloride and sodium in the sweat. In Indian conditions in the adolescent and early adult life the disease is not as lethal as in some centres elsewhere. Clinicians should insist on proper sweat chloride estimation in any suspected cystic fibrosis patients. The clinical profile is presented.

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