Cystic fibrosis presenting as kwashiorkor in a Sri Lankan infant

M. Mei-Zahav, M. Solomon, A. Kawamura, A. Coates, P. Durie

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Growth failure is a common presentation of patients with pancreatic insufficient cystic fibrosis, However, full blown kwashiorkor is extremely rare. Cystic fibrosis is also considered to be rare in the South Asian population. This report describes a Sri Lankan infant with cystic fibrosis who presented with clinical features of severe kwashiorkor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)724-725
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2003
Externally publishedYes


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