What Are the Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis in Infants?

Q:
What are the symptoms of cystic fibrosis in infants?

A:
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that causes secretions, like mucus or digestive juices, in the body to become thick and sticky. It can affect the lungs and pancreas.

Don’t have a bowel movement for one or two days after birth is a common symptom of newborn babies with cystic fibrosis.

Some babies with cystic fibrosis may not have any symptoms at birth, but the symptoms will start to appear in next weeks.

In general, the symptoms of cystic fibrosis in infants include:

  • Poor growth.
  • Salty skin.
  • Large, greasy stools.
  • Wheezing and cough.

Keywords: cystic fibrosis infants; baby cystic fibrosis

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