Later diagnosis predicts poorer outcomes in adult-diagnosed cystic fibrosis | CHEST Physician - cf diagnosed as an adult

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Manifestations of cystic fibrosis diagnosed in adulthood. cf diagnosed as an adult


While cystic fibrosis is usually diagnosed in childhood, adults with no symptoms ( or mild symptoms) during their youth can still be found to have the disease.

Older age at diagnosis, diabetes, and poorer lung function are all predictors of reduced survival among adults diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, new research suggests. Researchers reported the outcomes of a retrospective cohort study of 362 adults diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at.

In this section, we will focus on adult diagnosis also known as “late diagnosis”. A late diagnosis is defined as an individual above the age of 18 years who is.