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What are the signs and symptoms of cystic fibrosis?

The main signs and symptoms of cystic fibrosis occur in the respiratory and digestive systems. Signs and symptoms in the respiratory system include breathing difficulties; persistent, nagging cough; repeated lung infections; sinusitis; and bronchitis. Signs and symptoms of problems in the digestive system include diarrhea; stomach pain; intestinal blockage (particularly in infants; and constipation.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
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