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J R Soc Med. 1995 July; 88(7): 417P–418P.
PMCID: PMC1295278

Delayed diagnosis of cystic fibrosis due to normal sweat electrolytes.

Abstract

The sweat test, if properly performed, is a reliable tool to assist in the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. In practice, most errors arise from false positive results. This case serves as a reminder that false negatives may also occur.

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