Madonna delle Grazie Hospital. Matera, Italy

Mild Cystic Fibrosis. A Case Report

Domenico Dell’Edera, Donatello Salvatore, Michele Benedetto, Antonio Lovaglio, Manuela Leo, Annunziata Anna Epifania

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Context Cystic fibrosis is the most common autosomal recessive genetic disease in Caucasian population. Extending knowledge about the molecular pathology on the one hand allows better delineation of the mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator gene and the other to dramatically increase the predictive power of molecular testing. Case report This study wants to underline that the identification of individuals with atypical cystic fibrosis can sometimes present particular difficulties of interpretation. Conclusion On that ground, if there is a strong clinical suspicion, it is always advisable the biochemical study by performing the sweat test, followed by sequencing of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator gene.

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Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator

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