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Cystic fibrosis in a 70 year old woman.
  1. P van Biezen,
  2. S E Overbeek,
  3. C Hilvering
  1. Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Dijkzigt, The Netherlands.

    Abstract

    A 68 year old woman with a lifelong history of chronic bronchitis was diagnosed as having cystic fibrosis. The diagnosis was based on a suggestive family history, steatorrhoea, bronchiectasis with respiratory insufficiency, and very high sweat sodium content. The patient was found to be heterozygous for the delta F 508 gene defect.

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